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Poll: Bahrain Grand Prix 2021, Sakhir - Race 1/23

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, 22 Mar 2021.


Rate the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed 11 Apr 2021.
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  1. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 May 2007

    Posts: 5,681

    Location: St A


    TV Times

    Sat - Quali Highlights 6.30pm
    Sun - Race Highlights 8.30pm

    Track Diagram & Information

    Weather Forecast

    2020 Race highlights

    WDC Standings
    [to be added]

    Constructors' Championship Standings
    [to be added]

    Practice 1

    Practice 2

    Practice 3


    Last edited: 13 Apr 2021
  2. SoliD


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 16,115

    Location: Portsmouth

    Rain or Sandstorm?
  3. Finners


    Joined: 27 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,861

    Sandy rainstorm?
  4. Junglist


    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

    Posts: 7,880

    Location: Bristol

    Probably a Darude Sandstorm
  5. mk17

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Sep 2006

    Posts: 1,850

    Location: London

    Cheers Shimmy
  6. MissChief


    Joined: 17 Jul 2010

    Posts: 21,614

    I think I'd rather the outer loop again.
  7. Journey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,809

    Location: West Midlands

    Looking forward to the hectic-ness that is the first race if the season, even if it isn't Aus.

    Got free sports for the whole year, so will be interesting to see some of the build up live.
  8. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

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  9. Muska

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Dec 2013

    Posts: 2,175

    Location: Armitage

    Thanks for the thread @Shimmy :)

    Looking forward to the season starting, has everyone signed up to the fantasy formula1?

    Has anyone signed up to the NowTV deal of £20 a month for the length of the season?
    Last edited: 23 Mar 2021
  10. poosemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2004

    Posts: 1,674

    Location: Near Chester

    Will be on the CH4 highlights here. NowTV being live only for F1 is what holds me back from doing that as its rare I can watch a race live.

    Very much looking forward to this season, lets see if Merc are bluffing or their car does actually have issues. Where are Ferrari going to be? How much have Mclaren managed to pull closer with Merc power.
  11. Mr Jack


    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 24,988

    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    Looking forwards to this. After testing, it's going to be really interesting to see where the teams are against each other. Also keen to see how Pourchaire and Piastri do in F2
  12. Feek


    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 234,178

    Location: In the radio shack

    I would much rather they used that, really don't understand why they didn't.
  13. EVH


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 29,256

    Location: Wales

    I wouldn’t. It’s flat out for more than 80% of the lap, which makes overtaking or catching up basically impossible.

    As a layout it’s fine in principle but for the first race of the season it could be procession.
  14. JRS


    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 17,979

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Exactly. It's perfectly in keeping with what the sport has subsided into ;)
  15. ezekial


    Joined: 2 Jan 2012

    Posts: 660

    no doubt :D
  16. 413x


    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,710

    Location: Llaneirwg

    Didn't realise it was this weekend.

    18:30 highlights. Not bad time that

    I don't pay attention to the pre season games anymore. Means nothin
    Personally in expecting mclaren to be right up there.

    Kind of tempted to have a bet on mclaren as wcc
  17. Malt_Vinegar


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 16,034

    Location: In a house

  18. this_is_gav


    Joined: 17 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,999

    Location: Northumberland

    For that to happen McLaren would need to have found something like 1 second per lap more than Mercedes and Red Bull and for a 1999-style cockup from the top too.
  19. 413x


    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,710

    Location: Llaneirwg

    It is a lot.
    But they were already good. They've changed power unit (assuming merc is a still best PU), two great drivers.

    It's a long shot. But worth a fiver

    As an alpine/Renault supporter I think I'm in for a **** year!
  20. this_is_gav


    Joined: 17 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,999

    Location: Northumberland

    Discounting races with mid or late safety cars, the closest McLaren finished behind with winner was a full minute, though on the positive side that was at the final race.

    I think they've upgraded a driver and obviously they will have an upgraded PU, though in terms of out and out power I don't think the Renault was too far behind Mercedes last season, and certainly a lot closer than they used to be.

    I've predicted them being the third fastest team, a few tenths behind the leading cars but with a small gap to the cars behind. They might mix it with Bottas occasionally and Perez will probably be around that sort of pace in qualifying if he settles well. Ferrari are a bit of an unknown though.

    Renault shouldn't be too bad. They finished 2020 strongly and Ocon found his way. I doubt Alonso will have Ricciardo pace as he was rarely a great qualifier anyway - his forte was race consistency and how much he's lost will determine how good a season he has.