OMG, Zandvoort just delivered the most-perfect Formula 1 Grand Prix since a long long time. Here's the best to describe how we saw it - is that a music festival? is that a Formula 1? It's the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix!
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Max Mania, Super Max, Magic Verstappen and several other terms were used for Red Bull Racing's winning driver this weekend. He was calm, composed and measured as he went about picking up pole position and race win to reclaim the lead in the Drivers' Championship. But could Mercedes-Hamilton have done any different? Remember, there's only so far you can go on race strategy...if you don't have the fastest car.
In this Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal discuss Valtteri Bottas' act of defiance, did Sergio Perez really deserve the Driver of the Day or was it Fernando Alonso or maybe even Pierre Gasly? While applauding Perez's recovery drives, let's remember that this isn't what the doctor (Marko) ordered for.
Ferrari pulled away from Mclaren in the Constructors' Championship - and it's linked to Lando Norris not weaving his magic on track like he did in the first half of the season. There's a lot more in this episode, tune in!
(Season 2021, Episode 53)
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Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool