The rain drama at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Belgium GP 2021.

Quiet a race weekend it was with an unusual podium of George Russel in 2nd position, Max making a dent to championship gap technically winning the GP and Lewis Hamilton to take 3rd on the Podium following the Weather scenario at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

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It is Quiet an unusual Spa Grand Prix this year which heavily favors George Russel of Williams with his first career podium followed with race cancellation due to wet track condition the race winners was declared on Qualifying positions on Saturday. Which makes RedBull’s Max Verstappen Win the Belgium GP followed by George’s first career podium on 2nd ahead of Lewis Hamilton on 3rd. The mandatory Podium ceremony was held after the declared scenario where boy o boy George seems quite charged up taking his first career F1 trophy jamming up with the other two. On 4th it was Daniel Riccardio of McLaren ahead of Sebastian Vettel on 5th and Pierre Gasley on 6th, previous race winner Estaban Ocon held his 7th position ahead of Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Nicolas Latifi of Williams, on 10th it was Carlo Sainz of Ferrari to earn the minimum points at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

It was very unfortunate for Lando Norris followed a big Crash at Qualifying which leads to his gearbox change penalizing him for a 5 grid position to start on 14th in the grid ahead of Fernando Alonzo on 11th, Valtteri Bottas on 12th, and Antonio Giovinazzi on 13th. It was Yuki of Alpha Tauri on 15th ahead of Michal Schumacher, Nikita Mazepin, Lance Stroll, Kimi Raikkonen, and Sergio Perez in the grid.

Sergio Perez crashes his RedBull into the wall before even the race starts, Fortunately, the rain saved him.

Sergio Perez of RedBull was out on a warmup lap at a point of grid installation for Formation Lap a point where race is not even started, Perez dipped his front left tire onto the curb, putting him all out of shape and he headed into the barrier at turn 6. resulted in heavy front-right suspension damage as his RB16B plowed into the barrier.

“Checo, that’s us done,” said his race engineer, Hugh Bird. “P1. Kill the engine.”

Considering the moment and time gap for the race to start Jonathan Wheatley, Red Bull’s sporting director called race control to confirm Sergio was out of the race. “The right-front suspension damage is too extreme for us to continue,” said Jonathan.

Well, it’s a shame for Checo and even more shameful as he just signs next year’s contract with RedBull. it’s a tricky condition and such things happen but not when your team is competing for a championship. In an interview with Sky F1, RedBull’s team principal Christian Horner and Team advisor Helmut Marko seem quite disappointed towards Checo.

“Obviously very disappointing not being able to take part at the start. It just shows how tricky conditions are out there”.
“He reported he couldn’t really see anything and unfortunately the car just got away from him, so a great shame for Checo and the team not to be starting the race.” – Christian Horner

Red Bull’s driver program boss Helmut Marko accepted the conditions were “borderline” to go racing, but argued that Perez’s pre-race crash was unacceptable.
“He says he got aquaplaning out of the sudden and lost the car,” “The conditions are certainly borderline, but something like this shouldn’t happen on the warm-up lap.”

But, we know there’s a delay in the race due to track wet condition, isn’t RedBull had a chance to build back Checo’s car even if they confirmed Checo DNF to the stewards. The race was already delayed by 25 min which led RedBull to build back Checo’s car, it been back and forth between RedBull’s sporting director Jonathan and Michal Masi eventually Stewards couldn’t find anything to stop Checo from racing unless a pit lane start.

all delayed and Red Flags followed in the race.

In the race! what did it mean? and There has to be any race. Right? To explain in very simple language on Sunday (Main race day) it’s been soo rainy and wet weather that it’s impossible for the race to take place. The race was on hold for 3 long hours in hope that clouds will be cleared out but they didn’t. ultimately summing up the race on qualifying results by allotting half points to the respective winners.

Well, it’s a shame for Checo and even more shameful as he just signs next year’s contract with RedBull. it’s a tricky condition and such things happen but not when your team is competing for a championship. In an interview with Sky F1, RedBull’s team principal Christian Horner and Team advisor Helmut Marko seem quite disappointed towards Checo.

Lando Norris Gearbox change penalty

It was such a disaster for Lando because he stayed performing excellent throughout the weekend, in Qualifying 3 he was the leader. It was Q3 when the track condition was started to worsen up slowly taking the quickest lap time he was out lapping and boom, it was qualifying retirement for him.

He still was in the top 10 positions but what worsen up his grid was the gearbox damage in the crash. Obviously, the crash of that intensity wouldn’t let him go that easy and the new gearbox penalized him with 5 place grid position starting at P15. that was a hell of a disaster for Lando if it isn’t that crash he would have been in place of Max or for sure Russel’s place.

Championship race Verstappen and Hamilton :

We all are well aware of the Hamilton Verstappen rivalry, does this unusual condition at spa would affect it? well yes definitely. Points are going to allot considering qualifying results with Hamilton losing a significant margin in the championship battle. Ultimately after spa, the Championship leader Hamilton with 202.5 and 199.5 for Verstappen a small cause could turn the rivalry and is going to be way interesting for us.

Also following the Hamilton Verstappen rivalry throughout this season we predict it will be like it in another half part either, and thus quite a season for us.

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