So the new season will start in March and Australia was planned as usual to be the opening track. Now it looks set to be cancelled. (March 21st)
I have heard via someone who lives in Australia that although Covid related, nothing to do with that per se. More due to the fact, they are not prepared to run it without spectators. It's a street circuit and they make millions from the fans and ticket prices.
I'm inclined to agree with that. The Covid Bubble teams have put in place seemed to work well, 3 drivers out of 20 catching a mild dose and 3 team staff...
It means that the Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled for 28 March now looks poised to become the 2021 season opener.
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@Cleoriff Normally the drivers and constructors titles go hand in hand as in finishing positions, but the big difference is the fastest lap point this season. I know it's highly unlikely, but imagine the scenario of Hamilton and Vestappen both being out of position and Verstappen having the fastest lap and level on points with Hamilton, Bottas is on for a podium and thus gives Mercedes the constructors title, but if he comes in for the fastest lap it gives the drivers championship to Hamilton. Call that one! 😄
I'm just fed up of that fastest lap point. Red Bull are far better at it than Merc. You can always expect Checo in for new 'boots' to take it off Lewis. Rarely happens with Merc..
Strategy better be spot on next two races because it will win or lose the championship.
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The Saudi track is being described as like the fastest street track in the world, I can definitely see a few incidents and the safety car deployed here 😀
Here is SIM hotlap of the track: https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.first-look-f1-2021-hot-lap-of-new-jeddah-circuit-ahead-of...
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