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2021 Imola GP Race Discussion

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After another banger of a race at the historic track of Imola, we share our thoughts about the race. In this episode we discuss:Race startSafety Car!Everyone SbinallaMcLaren Team OrdersLando NorrisPenalities Galore!Poor RicciardoBottas Vs Russel#Blessed - Lewis HamiltonMazespin Again?Vettel cant catch a breakMore Penalties?!5 sec penalty to everyone for not listening till the end!Music:Intro: Howling (Sting) - Gunnar OlsenOutro: Your Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Artist: http://audionautix.com/FanFiction By Anirudh Mendiratta @MontanaDesi on Twitter

F, I basically gave a penalty forovertaking under a safety car as well as for not overtaking under a safetycar, get your shit together and like what what the Hell is going on below and welcome back to yet anotherepisode with. If one fan fiction, we are your host, I am a cash and I'msorry and let's get into it, Imola an amazing weekend thrillingweekend, but before we begin, we are hosts want to congratulateNikita as a pin. The kids finished his first ewer basin if one a huge Atumu ora weekend. What a week- and I think one highlight before we get into the raceday- lander noris poor kid getting his lap time deleted for for oversteppingbonds, otherwise would have seen him on P to none the less ended there. So it'sa woman situation, but a sad Saturday for the kid going into an amazing weekend. So so,starting from race start lights out, it is just action pack take a stakethrough our emotions. With that light out, Saran Yeah I mean I was superexcited for the race. First of all, as I said right like qualification itself,was pretty amazing to think of it. You know for the first time, probably like we hadthe situation where there was just one most's car at the front and two red busyeah. I don't think remember when was the last time that this happened and soyeah it I mean we knew that the race is going to be pretty exciting at the timeand search of Paris beating Mak. Well, I had never imagined that Max would bebeaten by any team mate and when it was the windows the last time a second redbull was ahead of Max Right, exactly yeah. I mean like that to with Maxhaving no issues at all like. I think that probably has happen with you knowhim having some issues or something. I remember that Alban was in one raceahead, but yeah on pure pace. I don't think I've ever seen that yeah. So you know so I was pretty excited to seethe race and the one of the even more exciting things was that itwas a wet race. So wow t t that's something Gad. You can always expectentertainment when it's right right. So exactly Yep, and I remember, like youknow throughout the week I was seeing all these news reports about. You know,there's a possibility of rein, and you know how it goes whenever somebody saysit's going to be rain, it's always sunny and dry, but this time around turns out. Theywere right, but it's like you know when you, when you make a hundred guesses,you are correct ones. So, yes, either is. I think that that wasbeneficial to us. It it delivered very exciting race and yeah. The re start was simply amazing.I mean the re started was starting got a very good start of the race and Ithink, even before the each turn one he had he had already next to Hamilton bythen right, yeah and that that first left over take was was just thesplendid inside move, yeah, and that was typical Max, like you know thataggression of right not giving the space, but at the same time it was afair move. I mean he was. He was a better head of Hamilton and yeah. Icould see him take off Hamilton, like you know, in the bump, that was yeah,pretty awesome a it was. It was a nice thing to see. I mean Max being p threeears like yeah. He said on the group, but my first tim me at thought afterthat was like he's going to be on the rest line right behind Hamilton, sothat is slightly advantages and he max to a hundred percent advantage on that.So yeah that, when first left over take my eye was, I was filled with joy whenI could see Hamilton star going over those bombs shaking and I was like wowand then a mixed emotion with like Perespa spinning or you know what he islike out of the art of the tracks. Are there in there in catching the betterof himself year that Ray Star was just amazing, but but it just in end there right,like soon after the race started, obviouslywet conditions everyone's on those white tires and they're driving ontheir trace line. So it's going to be just that. One Line on the race that'sgoing to be dryish in port, and then you can see, I think initially sheright after the race start. Look. If I going slightly off that line,Spinning crashing causing a safety car...

...yeah I mean the track was unforgiving.I mean Simula is like that. You know because, unlike these modern tracks,like what you saw in Barin, where you know you have so many Tom Mac run offwhere you know these drivers kind of take advantage of that, because theyknow that, even if you know they carry some more speed, the worse that thatcan happen is they might get a five second penalty, or something like that.But here it's like. If you overstep your bonds, you are going to you know your race is going tobe destroyed after that pretty er yeah. So, as you saw right like so manydrivers were spinning out, I mean all of these are professionals I yes stillunder the conditions. They could not keep it inside. I mean, I think he lot if he wasplaying to just hang in there, because he sort of spun, went off the tracksand then joined back in only to just go a few more yards and just crash it out, but yeah that that that brought in the safety car. Ithought that could have given people an advantage, but you know it was justjust the rest part. So not much harm done, not much advantagegain, but the interesting part was people started, losing places orgaining places. During that safety characters, people were still spinningright, I think, like likert or someone and there to overtake a few people toget back to their original position and what not yeah. So actually that part.So I remember that Letloche out doing the formation lap is yeah, look, lookfur now doing the formation lap and I think he lost two positions, but duringa formation lap behind a safety car you're still allowed to regain yourposition. So not just at allowed to. You have to get aback the position, andwe get back to this so and I n to work so yeah and I think Betsu, no, we Jah Paris Punout during the Safety Carly Teron when the Tiefer and he tried to do the samething. But since this was a safety card for an incident at thatpoint, you cannot overtake and yeah. He got me a list for that and then, as soon as there is raceresumes, we have make sure macar wor guy, the location at which he spins outis like Jes arter. The pit lands open up one that tracant was it. It was anactual safety car right like not a wor, lift a er, so he the resturant start itwas during the safety can self. He was staring to warm up his attires becauseand I on like they lose temperature and he, while trying to warm with the tireshe spun he crashed on to the barriers and obviously his front wing was lyingthere. The pit exit and- and the funny thing is that he was in tired need ofgoing to the fete, but the pits were cloves because of him itself and thenyeah he had to just you know: go around the lap with a broken front wing. Hethe only advantage he had in that whole situation. I guess was like He. He wasin his position. Nineteen Peletier, but, like you, was s position. Nineteen, soyou didn't have to gain anything, but if you could hear him telling his resEngineers say what's wrong, what's happening in the race, engineers werelike well, the pit lines close, it's just a small wire handing no hand andcontinue and will wait till the Petlin opens up yeah, but that was pretty pretty funny.I mean yeah, it is craziness all over. I think. Finally, the safety car youknow went back into the pit that was about to resume and yeah again what'shappen, took off yeah managed it really. Well. I saw that you know he. The funnything was, if you had noticed right before the restart, he was warming up.He styles right up till the very end, so Hamilton could not take a guess ofyour when he is going to Yank off and then the right woman. He took off andagain created a largely, and you know what he's done this in the last race tolike. If you notice how Hamilton does restart sources of wast happened asresters was tappen with still the till the starting line to you know, launchoff, and that polly sets everyone back in a in a domino effect and yeah. Thatguy is that guy is really maturing very well, but the other exciting thing thatstarted happening as soon as a race we started was bunch of or takes likeGianna's overtake on UK Salfatora, Oh wow, that is just too splendid and inmymind you know, we've never spoken or...

...seen Joe, not say. Do those amazingmoves, but even after that, with the conditionstill being very brad land o. We were talking right before we startedrecording right servant like Landes overtake on the on the two or threecars that he did in those conditions. Right Lando was yeah. He was a super star forme during this whole weekend. You know he's been on form. He has been makingno mistakes, he he pretty much did everything right and he yeah amusingperformance. I mean, I think, Lando is going to be forced to reckon with theseason and I think Farad, probably Charles and land will be backing getout throughout the season. Probably that's what it seems like so yeah, let's see who wins at the endand yeah amazing race, Bellando. I've got nowords. I remember like we were seeing that video and you are like. I can'tsee a damn thing. How is this kid over to it? The same time I mean, if you've seen the on boardsright. It's insane. You can't see yeah, you find you think and as I to everlike two hundred kilometers perar and over taking in the a yeah, that's rightyeah it was. It was pretty insane like yeah. This was one of the best races I've seen and now, but Ithink I've been saying this for a while now like the last couple of races I'llsee, but they have been entered in. They have been amazingly at that, but I think Lando was in a differentzone. All together this week, end retinent and he had a better pace thanrecord or to right. Yeah. That's right! I mean one thing:If you notice right, like isle, mclain came out to the teamorders during the rays, Landa was like flying through the laps and Ricardo. Ithink was not that first, because I think he's still not that comfortablein the car. Probably he still is kind of discovering the limits of thecurrent, especially giving the conditions and everything land O. Ithink this is his third year now at mclagan right, yeah yeah, I mean that's. The thing he'sbeen it's his third year, people still kind of treat him as a rookie. I meanthat's what that's what it feels like, because he looks so young yeah, but andis in his behavior and ate on the and Paduk and everything that release atleast on the screen is. Very you know the nive Yep Yep, that's right, yeahand yeah. So Mc Laren basically came on the radio and toll the Ricardo that youknow. Let's give Lindo the you know: Free Airand SF's fasted, obviously couldn't for Lettin by, but but it's amazing to see thatMcLaren has been using t moders in two thousand and twenty as well, and theyhave used it many times, but never have I seen any controversy related to thatbecause if you remember any time for Ere did this Moses? Actually we can do e think aboutred, bullers question who knows just to maccenas point but yeah I mean yeah, there's always acontroversy related to these things, but somehow McLaren has a very goodteam culture over all where you know it seems, like everybody kind ofunderstands that this is a team game and you have to play second fiddlesometimes so true. Definitely anything exact browns are running the ship verywell. I wonder I wonder what alongs as thinking setting in that new Breno,that my gp two engines grown very well yeah, I'm sure you must be regrettingit like leaving me Carin, but yeah, but a as the race progress, the theweather started getting better. It was. It was time to see you know those thosechange in tires, but no one was coming in like a battle of obligis Mexicans, yeahyeah, I mean that's the thing especially you know in conditions likethese, where the track is drying but not drying fast enough, because even ifthe rain stopped as well, it wasn't really sun need. There was still a lotof cloud cover. Temperatures were not that high, so the track wasn't dryingup that first, and the thing is that you know if you switch to slakes fromenters or weds yeah, and if you don't follow the dry linethat you mentioned earlier, even if, like half attired goes onto the wet,you would be screwed with that. So I think that everybody was kind ofwaiting to see. When is the right time, because if you change it Tis one evenone lap earlier, you might, you know...

...just end up in the bad years, yea, soyeah plus. I think there was also thatbattle of WHO, under carts, who exactly I mean, usually Hamilton spine to dowith this with boat as but this time it was lovely to see- and I think it'svery politely- lovely- to see boat as in position nine. I don't know rude,what's up with that guy, but as for pointer at Guy, I don't understand my like. I thought he was trying to reprovehimself. I mean I know he's trying to do that since three years now, yeah that that guy had no peaceyesterday, it didn't make sense. He it seemed as if there was just one morecities on the track. Yesterday felt good to see that but yeah it was weirdtalking about State Gesa. Did you notice that ghastly was on an elblstategy yesterday? I think Alfatar was trying to do something differentdisplicere strategies with UK and ghastly and obviously ghastly got theworst of it because he was on wets. Full waits when the track wasn't thatbad, I mean full wits are useful for restarts in those conditions, becauseyou get a much better start, but as soon as you know, once t e, the dryline starts forming on the track. Full wets are just utterly useless becausethey degrade like Ras they heat up like crazy, yeah and yeah, and you could seehe was just dropping around the field. I think he started. Fifth, I think itwas quite time a he was quite yeah yeah and I think after the safety car orsomething he was just dropping down, and I think he had reached like fifteento sixty and at that point they pitted him for enters and but then by then I,like most of his race, was ruined anyways yeah. I think it was an overallbad day for Alpha touricars Yuki wasn't having his usual day. I mean that gaspun quite a lot yesterday. Quite unlike you, Kibawe not seen himdo that, even in F to right, like we do Isuke we've not seen him. Do thatAlfitte not a good day, and I mean those those wet tires, we you could,you could hear Hamilton Complain, you pay R Max complain, but eventually the grips were startingto come back and then yeah. I think what it the bull blinked first did thethe Endacott on Hamilton. Initially it looked like it may notwork, but that's a point to second red bull again being classic with theirfantastic pitted up but Hamilton coming into lapsafter that, with a four second Pitt stop, and I was so much in joy, yeah, that's right! I was happy that you know Red Bull didn'tmess up anything it SA, but I think pit stop is one of the trents overall, I every single race uce that you knowthey have these sub two second pitch tops which is which feels like you knowunreal like how do you? How do you change for tires with less than twoseconds, and it's not just only Red Boit, even the Bet Malfatti is amazingat this to Yep yeah yeah. Definitely a at this point on speaking, I considerput teams is the same. I mean pretty much is so yeah. I think it just trickles downto the other team as well once once the race was now back ontrack and everything I heard steward radio saying Weta got a ten second stop and go, andpress has got a ten second penalty. I never found out what was that about you?Do you know what happened there? I at because he's just not having agood season so far, but that guy has had a terrible weekend yet again he he obviouslycouldn't get into kee three during qualifications that was on pure paceyeah and even during the rays. I think hehad some issues with with some Guilbot and I think they werefixing something before the re. So that's why he had a pretty piling start.Oh that's why they said, like the tires weren't on before the tire put on markor something interesting yeah. So there's this rule that you have to havethe tires on before, like five minutes from the restart, but basically sincethey were still working on the car right up to the well and they didn'thave Tizon on the car and yeah, he started from the pit line. But theweird thing is that this happened befor the race. He hadthis data right before the race. They...

...could have given the penalty right thenand there, but for some very weird reason they waited till like twentylaps and then slapped him with a stopping Copini and that to write afterhe put it like it was. It was so weird I mean it makes no sense, I don'tunderstand what is fire doing like FIA is probably on its own adrenal in rushthe season. It is yeah, I mean they. They were handlingour penalties, this time left and right. It felt as if you know it was a over compensation from last timebecause, like people were complaining about, the Lewis Hamilton like goingoutside the bounds of the race track and everything and everybody wascriticizing their fire for being too lenient. So they decided okay, we'llshow how to be strict. You know, but only with other you get aPelit get the penalty you get ant, but only with out. There is not withHamilton, because s, that's also something we want to cover later onpenalty to Wati and then another penalty to Paris as well right yeah. Ithink we are already mentioned this earlier, but yeah as like since ParisFun out and he over to during the safety card yeah, he was given a penalty even though he were paying to regainhis position right so yeah and that's that's the point of weirdness, if you had seen later in theraces yea when I think this was after after the red flag that happened andKimmey was also given a penalty on the rolling start, spin right, yep exactlyon the ruling start when Kip me spun out and he tried, he joined the trackback. He asked his engineer, but that you know he should take back hisposition. The engineer told him, probably not because Paris was given aPeliti, so he stayed behind so first of he lost to postins because of the SPAyeah and he was given a penalty for not retaining positions. So if I basicallygave a penalty for overtaking under a safety car as well as for notovertaking under a safety car, get your shit together, man like what what thehell is going to yeah. I guess I guess these guysweren't the only ones having a bad day, because I feel, like Ricardo, was alsohaving a dosia right. Carlos had such an easy over take on him. He was having penalties by himself notever for oaring himself yeah and to add ad oil to fire. His pitstop was a sixpoint. Six Second Pitt top is like poor, but SICARA did end up pretty good atthe end, so that also kind of speaks for the peace of the Ferrari right likeeven after making so many mistakes, yeah yeah right. It was quitesurprising to see that this, the preseason testing an we said this somany times it. The PRECIS interesting didn't show for our in good light andboth the races for a is just been up there to everyone's surprise. But thenI was just too happy just too happy because Hamilton made a mistake. Everyonecracks under pressure, this guys, never ben in pressure, and this season he'sgetting the real deal from Max was tapping, and I was just happy to seehim crashing he's a great diver. Don't get me wrong, but I'm just too bored ofseeing him in the front and we crashed news like yes, but I don't think your happiness lastedfor a long term. Man is immediately after that I was angry. Did he notice one thing? Okay, it seemslike this was some really piston game by George Russell because he basicallytook out both the Moscovius drivers, because Lewis Fun out, while overtake alike, while lapping George Russell and as soon as Lewis got off crack hecrashed and right after that, I remember seeing hewas like reversing back onto the track, oh by the way. Yes, that's the rightplease to talk about this, so fia these these clowns. They give out penalties,for you know all these random things and then somebody when I see somebodythat favorite driver basically reverses on to a live racing track and that'sperfectly fine yeah. I mean I agree, no one was coming from behind, but it'sstill it's still super and safe yeah I mean imagine dude like if, if I back uplike a reverse into a freeway, the COP was not going to be. Like you know:Okay, that's fine! Nobody was coming anyways, it's I it doesn't make any sense. Imean at one on one hand, if I like...

...stresses so much on safety, and then itwasn't like that he didn't have any option. Okay, like there was a lot ofspace there. He could have easily reversed, like, as you would do in yourcar rivers back and then go straight into the track where you can actuallysee if the cars are coming or not, but he reversed on to the track and thenstarted going and and to be honest when I was watching the race. I saw that,and I was like you know what the Hell is you doing and right after that theycut to a crash with tar sign russes that happen right thenyeah and for a moment I thought yeah. Obviously this is. I had expected thisto happen, because I thought that Georges I actually crashed intoHamilton but yeah. That's not what happened and- and I want to also pointout like for listeners- if you think what happened was fair, go back and seewites rejoining in in the Canadian granpre and how Hamilton literallycried about it, that cribbing guy and if I gave vital penalty so check it aout but yeah that the imediate accident. After that, I even I assume that Russelthrashed into Hamilton Tis, that is, that was so unsafe to back up on thetrack and he had and he had that run of post gravel track, so he could havecome through there too, but he didn't Yep exactly but yeah. As you know, aswe have. What do we see in that Hamilton is lucky when even when he'sunlucky I mean Oh man, he had pretty much threw over the race. He was onelap Don. He his front wing was damage on yeah. He, if not for the right flag.I don't think he could hard by Infinitis have reached the podium atour Finito. I mean he would have got the rafe regular. Unless there wasanother safety car, it would have gone. The way it is Hamilton would have hadto want get into the pit line. He was ninth already and getting the Frontdoing changed you know would have cost him, maybeanother for five positions to do Max. Yeah. There was no way he was going tobe A. I mean serendipity had its best for him: Yeah Yeah, that's and thatalways happens. You know, and you remember last season there was, I don'tI don't recall which Raseth for us. I remember that he had some damage orsomething Oh, no, he pitted for tires, and he was in a very terrible strategy.That day I do remember that he had stayed longer than others and like hewas losing a lot of time, and then he went on to the pits a virtual safetycar started, just as he entered the pit. So obviously the entire fee slowed downand the virtual safty guard ended as soon as he got out of the pit. So hegot a free Pitt stop out of nowhere. In that sense, he he is definitely attimes very lucky, and I mean he just adds his driving skills to their luck,to just convert these things to and gain as much as he can, but that thataccident between the Russell and Botas. I personally find Botas at fault,although I equally find Rossel at fault to, because he was just trying to beover aggressive and he could have avoided that acciden. But but what struck me I mean afterfact, and when they kept you in those replays when they showed kimes on board,you could see botas coming way off to the right and at that point, Brusselhad already committed on that or take. He was on the wet sideof the track. His tire goes slightly off pride on to that dewy, grass andyeah. There was only one dresel out of that. I say Russell could have savedthis because if he was a slightly patient, maybe he could have gottenbotes in the next life yeah. I think I feel the fold relies.Fifty fifty, I would say kind of probably probably maybe fifty one fortynine n fifty one being judge Russell, but but it's like you know, I feel JohnDarcel had a very good opportunity. This race he was battling of Mercedesand of Williams. He should have known better if he really wants that seat atmost of easy. This was the point where he could show his temperament and hewould ad you know, waited a little more because if he could see that he had abetter pace than potas, he could have just readed a couple year exactly, andyou know he could have done it a few labs down the road and and the thingabout it is, you know he would have won like it was a Wimin situation for him,because even if he could not overtake him, he was still battling immersiveand Weans yeah. So, regardless of whether he got points or not, peoplewould notice that no, he was, he was, I think, p. ten. At that point, thebiggest achievement for Williams in years was going to be. Williams wasgoing to get a point exactly yeah and I...

...think he threw away the opportunity bybeing too aggressive. He should have known better that the track isunforgiving and it is a wet race. He should have ducked out there and yeah.I obviously I also blame put us from his perspective as well. He knew howbad the trackers being a more expedient driver. He pushed a a more exactly. Heshould have left a little more space being in Immersity, as he should haveknown. Even if you know Williams passes him by right now he can really in theposition easily later on so yeah. No, however, what Russell did rightafter getting onto the car? I'm not too happy about that. I always thought thatRussell is a more level headed guy, but he, basically, if you saw that he gotout of the car and walked up to Botas, he told him. Basically are you tryingto kill us poth and he also slapped his helmet. What initially felt like he'sgone there to check on, if he's fine, later turned out like condescending, a remark exactly and yeah t t, that's that's soweird and and the thing about it is okay. I can understand you know in theheat of the moment, with the eternal rush that they have. It can happen thatyou know you're all worked up and you have, youknow, just go and go with the flow, but even in the posties interviews, if younoticed he, he was doubling down on it and seeing that you know, but as wascompletely wrong here- and he also mentioned something like if the if it was some other driver,other than me, Botas, probably wouldn't have pushed so far was completely reminded me of that theyraised me so hard comment by Albo yeah. It felt like some high schooldrama. You know, yeah he's definitely eyeing that, andbut as this it's the seat that he wants to fill. Well, let's, let's pause forthirty seconds here to get some messages out and then hop back in is. If, if you don't already know this, wehave a website f one fan fiction come on over. You can listen to us on thereto or obviously any of your favorite streaming platforms that you get yourpodcasts regularly, but you can interact with us reach out to us emailus through through our website. So also, we've got a blog there for you, wherewe, the hosts rate, the drivers after after our race, which we don't discussduring the episode so come on over check us out at f one find fiction com.If you an to email us we are, you can find us had contact us at the rate ifone fan fiction, com and yeah follow us on to it Er and instagram at at therate of on Man Fiction Com. If you've not already joined us in, if one fantasy, then now's a chance goon to our social media and look for that post, where we've shared our cold,we will do that once again after this episode, so come on over at a eon, fantasy andjoin a font fan fiction and other folks listening to a fin fan fiction in afond fantasy. Now, let's get back to the episode aures right after the crash, obviouslya red flag came and the race was stopped and you know everybody had to return backto their pets and- and the funny thing is right like there have been so many direct flagsrecently. I don't even recall, like apart from the apart from last yearlike when, did we have sessions rat flag? This often it's pretty new thesedays and yeah that basically played right in the hands of Hamilton, becauseyou know because of the reckla he got a reset right like not just repairing hiscar. I mean they could fix everything, but he was also God of now. You couldreset mentally said that he said that in the post race interview where he waslike, I made a mistake after a very long timeand that sort of put me off as well but during the red flag. I sort of toldmyself that you know there's not much time to think about this. Let's justpaunch back and heads down, let's just race, that's right and I was actually alittle worried. You know because, like right after that happened, I wasworried that he might, you know, get a podium. Also, I mean sorry like.Actually you will know, I need one to have a ordinant, that red flag ensuredthat that t that thought of mine was...

...chat. Dreams of mine were just crushedas soon as the red fly was announced, and it was very ruling start after the red flagright, like we didn't, have a proper standing start, but right now to didyou see that Max Pun out and man I was so worried at that point. Iwas like Max come on, get it together. You have to you know, win this race. Iwas gonna switch up the TV as like red flag and Max pins. This is justreplying yeah. He, thankfully you know peoplewaited for him like Charles and Charles e Sistian them they they let him gettired, so yeah, and actually they have to let him get back right so well, thankfully, he was able to getback recover the top. Do we know that because I is giving penalties on bothsides. So, who knows what they're doing yeah youknow? Actually what I have a theory. You know probably what they're doing is.This is ruler dice and like whatever number comes by the decided by the leg,it's sick. So what's the sin? Stop and good penalty all right at a stop and gopenalty, and then there is a column with Hammida saying nothing, nothingthat, but that was Tartas was fun right,because the the immediate thing that started happening for laps and lapsafter that respiratio a battle of fastest lap because it was rat Max andas soon as Hamilton crossed Hamilton Fasse lies just to us to trying to pushas much as they can well Hamilton had no troubles, obviously clearing a pinfor a first few. I think the ice again got sointeresting for me as soon as Hamilton reached land o, Oh my God thatis just so entertaining after that, and he was pretty much like you know a hotknife through potter. He didn't have any issues overtaking anyone at all.Did you see the the overtake over the Cardo Right? Hejust she's just few past her on that fastest trait and no trouble isat all like waving, maybe yeah with credit to Hamilton right,even though things played into his hand. It's like his skill that he, you know,recovers, gets into that zone again and you know, is just cut through the field and getshimself to the P to position that he was at yeah, though he was having agreat time. Not Everybody else was U k. You saw right, I think he alcoleaRay and he was not having a good time at all. Yeah he exceeded track him at a coupleof times I mean yeah. He was spinning. He wasn't having the usual day that, aswe said right like he spun a couple of times, he was just trying to push thatcur so much that first he got a warning. Then he got a black and white flag andthen obviously he did it. He oorder it. So he had the usual five secondfinnerty coming m. What what was interesting was why allof this battle were happening. With I mean, I wouldn't even call it battleuntil Hamilton versus land O, but a like, while all of that was happening, there was an amazing battle happeningin the middle or towards the end of the track between Timmy, O Conlon, Zo andPerez all four of those were within one second, but he cash is gang. Everyonewanted to see Hamilton come up the numbers, so they never showed that, but that group was within one second andthere was such good contention happening down down there battle fortwelve to thirteen posit. I don't even recall anything about this,because I don't even showed this rat. I think a lot of pattles are actuallylost in all this right, like I remember, crofty was also describing some battlebetween land and Charles, but we didn't really ever get to see any of it onscreen yeah yeah after race. We start, I mean, I guess, like ninety fivepercent. By the time they just showed Hamilton coming up the numbers. There was an amazing battle for twelve between science and whoever there wasat wealth, but ye. They never showed any of those those battles and that'sas as probably one of those people who's been seeing this this race for along time now for the sport to the for a long time. I would love to see thosebattles as well, but sure I mean I guess they areplaying into what what's getting them. The big box yeah and it kind of, doesmake sense as well like from their perspective right like they have to. Ishow the batters at the front like see...

...suppose if you know there was a reallygood battle happening with Hamilton, you know cutting through the field andif they didn't show that people would be super pissed off pretty much in askiting at them, so yeah yeah. Unfortunately, because of that we arekind of deprived of some other midfirst. What they can possibly do is havesomething like you know, picture and picture move where they kind of showsome of these other mitful races as they're, showing the races in the frontthey. I think they do that in a very tiny manner, which is like embered dothe the thing but yeah, I think a picture and picture would be a betterway to sort of either have like a split screen, or at least something bigger.That's visually visible on. What's going on, you're right yeah I mean,there's definitely is scope for improvement and I think they areactually trying a couple of things. If you've noticed like there's this petlinchannel on F N TV are we are we going there Saran, we aretalking about death for Davy, Oh yeah. I mean that when TV it when it works,it works great but yeah. Otherwise, it's just a hot mess. Yeah either is like so they have this spittling channel,where they even have different comment. Rattles, because, like the way, afrontey works, the license the main feed from Sky Network, where MartinRandal and David crafter commenting, but for this pitting channel they havedifferent, commented to as well and like what they do is they show, likethe mean feed on one box, and they have two other boxes where they show. Youknow battles from not just partes like prospectives from two other drivers, sothat they can somatically show different patterns that are going on,not just at the front what is thrown in the life feet, but also like otherbattles throughout the midfield, and I think that's a good way of testingthings out for them before putting it in the it's a Nice Nice experiment and a nice platform, Ithink so so Hamilton was passed lilar in easy, relatively easier fashion atit still wasn't that easy, but I think that fastest trait is is quite helpfulfor a car like a Mercedes and B drs and overtake more available on that. I meanit's a rocket at that point: Yep Y E F. It took him a few laps, but nonethelesshe got the job done and then there was that epic pattle with the lander right,Yeah Lando, was definitely the Etrier of the day. For me as well, I mean heextracted absolutely everything from that guard. He his performance wasflawless throughout the weekend. Like even concertos happened. He made manymistakes right, like he didn't, have the best of thequalification and font, even in qualification. He came third, butsomehow you know he was able to get his shit together in the trees and gain a good lead, but yeah you could,but you could see, like Lando, probably made no mistakes throughout thisweekend and if you consider the whole weekend, he was definitely the driverof the day. For me, yeah yeah I mean, and even on that tower taked. He Ithink his message to his radio was his radio team was, I just can't match hisspace yeah. I didn't. I didn't see that even in that he's just too fast it.Having seen that pace difference, he still managed to fend the guy off fortwo to three extra laps yeah yeah, that that lander is just maturing so wellyeah and even from the perspective strategy. He wasn't soft. If youremember like after the restart everybody else was on mediums, and Iwas a little worried whether he would be able to maintain the tires with theSOFTS, but he did a brilliant job. CANTAING, the stares and yeah yeah. He he got the petree like he held hisposition. I think the weather might have helped him a tired bit there tobecause it was anyways quite cold and M Ol or the weekend and then some some wetness on the drag. But yeahhe's done an amazing job this weekend, so yeah so so good to see him theretalking about good performances. What good witals? Oh Man, oh man, last lap. Lastly, they bring him in thelast lap with tear box issues. We said this at the start of the episode theyknew he had. Gearbox is shoes. He had to start from the pit yeah there was. There was going to be onepoint where I think there was going to be like an a lone versus wittal battle,but that didn't happen. M Yeah. I think, as Martin overall was having alot of issues, I think they had some issues with gear sings as well likelance roll and so kind of face similar issues, yeah lance actually put in avery great performance. I think he's one of the underided drivers currentlyand he...

...like on peace. They were who were, buthe was able to like really maintain his pace, throught the race. Where was somebattle between him and a Lang? If I'm not wrong in at Fathah, but yeah landstones, I think I think, allall in our last Martin still trying to figure out their their car, not justwattle. In that I mean not just all new drivers in their in their new teams.Aston Martin still trying to understand what's happening but yeah. Definitely I didn't thinkthey have a good hang of their car. Yet you know with the new regulations withfluid and everything you know you have seen at Martat a team principalcripping, a lot about the change in regulations which has you know,unfairly affected, Luri cause, which is basically Morcote and national marten alot more than the rest of the field, so yeah they haven't been able to adapt tothe new regulations properly. Do you think even Aston, Martin sort of likelooking into thousand and twenty two already I mean obviously they're goingto not fall back on two thousand and twenty one like has has obviously, but I feel like Gaston, martial o startingto plan for two thousand and twenty two already yeah. I think it makes sensefor them to. You know not not put in a lot of effort for this season andconcentrate a bit more on two thousand and twenty two with the new regulationsand everything that are coming, and I think also with the injection of castthat they have gotten. They are not that much dependent on the prize moneyany more. So I think their focus definitely is now to its two thousandand twenty two by speaking of has I mean the driver. Didn't disappoint, penultimate life, he spun so there wehave a in again it was entertain. Yeah. Definitely thatguy didn't this point. Everybody was expected as pen from him and we did getit so Kudos to helper maintaining the reputation overall. I think it was just an amazingRaca. All cars that came back home, a lovely drive from all of them. I know we were talking about this earlier as well. Post race also there'squite some drama. It like Jimmy was given that penalty after the race. IfI'm not wrong, a lot of these penalties were actually going after the days. Ithink even land screwin got a penalty. I don't exactly remember. I don't knowfor what reason Batistin yeah he got a penalty, then the other one was skimmyKimi reckon on Cotton Pelcassi, as I said earlier, that he could a penaltyfor not overtaking under the safety car right after the red flag. After youknow, using some positions, it was just utterly ridiculous. These clowns, you know, wait for so long to Tink,giving out these penalties and just suck the fun out of the the race, andit doesn't make any sense to me that rule itself doesn't make any sense tome. I mean he had already lost two positions right and yeah. It's just stupid. Lickford, a fanyou shouldn't have to you know, keep checking the latest news after the raceto actually understand what the leader board is going to be like make these decisions quickly and keepthe rules. You know crystal clear and avoid situations like this. If I reallyneeds to get the shit together with this- and you know be consistent withthings he should, we should have taken the carback on the track through to let's come back in a eeno man. Yeah Alpha wasactually doing good right. I think both are in points. Chimmy was, I don'tremember what his position was, but both were receiving. He was nine right,yeah and both were receiving points. Thirteen and they basically got robbedof that is stupid. Ah, you are right. So, as looking at this lance troll alsogot demoted case is his overtake on ther gastly wasdeemed as a Mineur, not completely on that track, yeah even well. Actually,looking at the the rees like that over take, I thinkthis was one of the more fair penalties at the gave, because he he ran off thetrack right after overtaking him, and that is basically getting an advantage,a lasting advantage. I mean he had to at least hold the position for a coupleof seconds after gaining it and after that, e Fe ran off the track a littlewere it be fine, but he gan Din Avante, so the Pentis fail enough having on theKemi one, though I haven't heard him or I don't know if it's discussed, but ifI was to guess if anyone asked him, what do you think about it? Yeah well,ategenand mumbles, mumbles, mote, Um...

Yeah. I think out of all the drivers,CIMME is probably you know one of the happiest to wear a mask during theseinterviews, because you know people can't basically anyways understand whathe's saying- and this is even better well on that. Not I guess, that's beenan amazing race weekend, any parting thoughts before we rappedup Sarona and quite glad that Amula was included in the calendar to see it aswell. Emila has delivered greet races last year and this year, I'm clad thatthese old tracks are reappearing on the calendar, because most of these trackswere not only designed for so you know like the rules and everything alreadyexisted their those routes. You know followed the Terren of the track and,like somebody came in, and you know just saw, that this looks like a niceplace. We should raise here and thus the track was born, and you know that'snot exactly same for new attracts like body and where you know you have theselarge unoped and drives tend to take advantage of such large run offs, and these oldertracks are a lot more unforgiving and with with barriers and grass and gravelsurrounding tracks, you don't need any external Montrin for attract limits.That track itself kind of you know enforces those limits and allthese drivers have to be at their level best. They make mistakes and they payfor it and that's exactly what happened in the rays, so I am really happy aboutit and I'm I'm looking forward to the rest of the season on that. Not Folks, if you, if youthought this, this race was exciting and the track was amazing. Hold on toyour sleeves cause. Next race is Portugal and that's an undulating dragthat you've seen last year have so much fun with the driver so until nextepisode. This is if one fan fiction, we are your hosts signing off good bye, a t.

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