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My tribute to the 2021 Formula One season so far

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Roar Guru
4th October, 2021
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This F1 season has been engrossing to watch from start to finish.

As we head to Istanbul Park in Turkey this weekend, only two points separate Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen for the battle for the 2021 World Championship. This has excited all F1 fans from different generations and reminds us of the 2016 World Championship battle between Nico Rosberg and Hamilton.

What I have seen over the season is drama, from the rain halting Lando Norris’ first victory in Sochi to France, where the undercut and strategy work amazingly well for Red Bull and helped Verstappen claim a crucial victory.

I have also witnessed the race at Baku where tyres came into question, to Hamilton’s mistake, which at the time people thought the mistake cost him points in the world championship.

But he was able to maintain a slender lead with the, let’s just say “they touched” incident at Silverstone or Verstappen and Hamilton having crashed out at Monza only to see everyone’s favourite Aussie sports star Daniel Ricciardo win his first Grand Prix with McLaren.

This lifted the spirits of all Australians considering the chaos which is happening around us in this current climate.

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Moreover, we have laughed at Haas’ failures as a team but they should improve for next season.

We have marvelled at Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen brilliance. We were jumping for joy when George Russell, aka “Mr Saturday” joined Verstappen at the front row at Spa only for the rain to spoil things once again.

Hearing from the likes of Josh Revell, an excellent motorsport YouTuber with excellent content on F1, saying he cannot remember a season like no other. I think no one else could be mistaken for seeing a movie like Rush which portrayed arguably the greatest battle in F1 history in Niki Lauda and James Hunt.

Who could forget the second race of the season where Valtteri Bottas and George Russell collided on a wet Imola track and saw the first real incident between the two gladiators in Verstappen and Hamilton.

With seven races to go fans from every part of the world, fans will be glued to their TV screens to see the end of this engrossing championship. I would not be surprised if they replay the races in the off-season because that is how good F1 has been in 2021.

I have no clue who will win the championship.

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And consider the historical factors involved, with Hamilton only needing one title to pass the great Michael Schumacher and claim his eighth title. As F1 fans know, this sport will keep surprising us, so let’s lights out and away we go.

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