Poll: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021, Yas Island - Race 22

Rate the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix out of ten. If you want. I can’t be arsed.


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Got really disillusioned with F1 over the past few years, this season brought me back, think I’ll be off it again for the foreseeable future.

Again, as far from Hamilton’s greatest fan, What a farce!

Likewise, this season has seen some very poor response from the FIA. Regardless of the outcome, I think I'll be cancelling my F1 subscription on Monday
 
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For such a technical sport where every margin matters, how can they say that actually yeah Max did go in front a tiny bit, but it's fine as be dropped back. Wtf?

This is exactly the same ruling as they made on Hamilton gaining advantage on the first lap - he dropped back and reduced the advantage back to how it was before. So either it stands for both or it stands for neither.
 

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In retrospect, I bet Masi is wishing he'd done exactly that. Red flag the race immediately after the Latifi incident then you get a straight fight between Lewis and Max on fresh tyres over several laps.

Which would certainly have been more satisfactory than the end that we got. Even if it makes the rest of the race pointless...well, more pointless.
 
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To be fair to Verstappen when was the last time a driver won the championship in a lesser car? It rarely happens and I think it would have to go back to Raikkonen in 2007.

Not sure i buy the RB being the lesser car this season to be honest. Its led the most laps and won the most races hasn't it? Max would've won Baku too if it wasn't for his tyre blowout. I'd say they were pretty well matched whilst having circuits that each ran better on.
 
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F1 rules have always been a joke

This is exactly what I think.

This has been a problem for many many years with inconsistency with rules and stewards, owners and Bernie/Max interfering or changing things to suite there own agenda and profits.

Shame it had to end like this but there was a certain inevitability about it given the way this season has progressed.

114 pages already and an argument that will drag on till the next season starts is exactly what Liberty want.
 

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"In F1 too many things overshadow the racing. There is too much politics.”
K.Raikkonen esq.

When you have a sport that doesn't have much racing a lot of the time you have to manufacture the drama at every opportunity. A lot of the rules are designed to add randomness to results and try to make the banal exciting.
 
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What will happen.

FIA will admit there was errors made, Masi falls on his sword but result stands....

Wait and watch....
 
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When you have a sport that doesn't have much racing a lot of the time you have to manufacture the drama at every opportunity. A lot of the rules are designed to add randomness to results and try to make the banal exciting.

Which makes it awful, because it's just a fabrication.
 

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Not sure i buy the RB being the lesser car this season to be honest. Its led the most laps and won the most races hasn't it? Max would've won Baku too if it wasn't for his tyre blowout. I'd say they were pretty well matched whilst having circuits that each ran better on.
First half was all RB. Merc came out slow.
Last 4 races was mostly Merc with some luck.

Going by stats the RB was quicker.
 
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There's no shot they overturn it. Whichever way it goes the loser will take it to court, then its the courts decision. If the FIA overturn it they admit fault now, why do that when they can let CAS decide.
 
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