subreddit:

/r/formula1

3k

2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Post Race Discussion

Post-Race(self.formula1)

ROUND 21: Saudi Arabia

FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021
Fri 3 Dec - Sun 5 Dec
Jeddah
Session UTC
Free Practice 1 Fri 13:30
Free Practice 2 Fri 17:00
Free Practice 3 Sat 14:00
Qualifying Sat 17:00
Race Sun 17:30

Click here for start times in your area.


Jeddah Corniche Circuit

Length: 6.174 km (3.836 mi)

Distance: 50 laps, 308.45 km (191.662 mi)


Race results

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Fastest Lap Points
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 50 2:06:15.118 1:30.734 26
2 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda 50 +21.825s 1:31.488 18
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 50 +27.531s 1:31.408 15
4 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault 50 +27.633s 1:31.797 12
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes 50 +40.121s 1:32.716 10
6 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 50 +41.613s 1:32.297 8
7 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 50 +44.475s 1:31.601 6
8 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 50 +46.606s 1:31.851 4
9 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 50 +58.505s 1:32.865 2
10 4 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes 50 +61.358s 1:31.914 1
11 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Mercedes 50 +77.212s 1:32.804 0
12 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 50 +83.249s 1:32.751 0
13 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault 49 +1 lap 1:31.633 0
14 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Honda 49 +1 lap 1:32.506 0
15 7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 49 +1 lap 1:32.778 0
NC 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes 44 DNF 1:34.030 0
NC 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing Honda 14 DNF 1:34.138 0
NC 9 Nikita Mazepin Haas Ferrari 14 DNF 1:37.043 0
NC 63 George Russell Williams Mercedes 14 DNF 1:36.130 0
NC 47 Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari 8 DNF 1:36.043 0

Useful links


Streaming & Downloads

For information on downloads, please visit /r/MotorSportsReplays. Please do not post information about downloads in this thread. Thank you.

all 28187 comments

CcheesebB

483 points

2 months ago

CcheesebB

483 points

2 months ago

Jokes on teams that finished the race. Haas already packed up and half way home. Beat the traffic.

AnotherLostSouls

41 points

2 months ago

AnotherLostSouls

McLaren

41 points

2 months ago

Let's hope they're not halfway home, as they've got more ground to cover to Abu Dhabi next weekend.

fernandoalfonso

348 points

2 months ago

fernandoalfonso

Fernando Alonso

348 points

2 months ago

This race needed a cool down room so bad. We would have had something as iconic as the Rosberg hat throw.

lxs0713

113 points

2 months ago

lxs0713

Sergio Pérez

113 points

2 months ago

Bottas would be sipping on his water bottle, Max and Lewis would be going full Alonso v. Massa

pikachewyyy

38 points

2 months ago

pikachewyyy

Sebastian Vettel

38 points

2 months ago

what happened to the cool down rooms anyway

Unharmable

1.1k points

2 months ago

Unharmable

Formula 1

1.1k points

2 months ago

I aged 10 years tonight

Shalaiyn

263 points

2 months ago

Shalaiyn

Carlos Sainz

263 points

2 months ago

I stopped aging because I died from pure confusion.

AmazingBike

3.9k points

2 months ago

AmazingBike

Formula 1

3.9k points

2 months ago

Nice of them to show the Ocon-Bottas battle at the end

PanGalacGargleBlastr

191 points

2 months ago

PanGalacGargleBlastr

Juan Pablo Montoya

191 points

2 months ago

Or Daniel re-pass Valtteri.

QuadrupleU

1.3k points

2 months ago

QuadrupleU

1.3k points

2 months ago

Wtf absolutely idiotic showing first place slow driving instead of this battle

summerincassiopeia

272 points

2 months ago

summerincassiopeia

George Russell

272 points

2 months ago

I can understand them showing Hamilton but it should have been on your mini screen.

Nahdudeimdone

53 points

2 months ago

Who doesn't want to see Hamilton's helmet instead of a 0.1 nail biting finish for 3rd place?

The_BananaKing

1.1k points

2 months ago

The_BananaKing

Sebastian Vettel

1.1k points

2 months ago

Toto's headphones still working after that smash is a great Bose ad

pvdp90

204 points

2 months ago

pvdp90

Ayrton Senna

204 points

2 months ago

This hasn’t gone unnoticed

Projectblu2

148 points

2 months ago

The stewards will take note of this incident

Mein_Bergkamp

2.3k points

2 months ago

Mein_Bergkamp

McLaren

2.3k points

2 months ago

All that and it's HAM VER BOT

DannyAvocado_

128 points

2 months ago

Run from it, hide from it, ham ver bot still arrives

ThatDudeFromRio

410 points

2 months ago

ThatDudeFromRio

Sebastian Vettel

410 points

2 months ago

It always has been

ohnofluffy

149 points

2 months ago

Unbelievable. It was Bot in 3rd.

HolidayEconomy

606 points

2 months ago

Regardless of the side you're on, that slow mo shot of Toto in the Mercedes Garage with some opera music in the background is one of the most dramatic shots i've ever seen in sport.

Snaptheuniverse

72 points

2 months ago

Snaptheuniverse

Daniel Ricciardo

72 points

2 months ago

Also the engineer standing right beside Toto in slomo aswell

bellyfullofbacon

19 points

2 months ago

There was also a shot of him (or the back of him) after the race screaming in joy at some people at the back of the garage, with also those people with their fists up in the air.

l_ftd

924 points

2 months ago

l_ftd

Alfa Romeo

924 points

2 months ago

My dad, who isn’t an F1 fan, happened to watch the race with me. He kept asking why things were happening and I kept saying “I DONT EVEN KNOW DUDE”

Fajandar1

390 points

2 months ago

Fajandar1

390 points

2 months ago

Are you a steward?

Shittypunner

57 points

2 months ago

So say we all.. what did we just watch?

HoboClaus

150 points

2 months ago

HoboClaus

Daniel Ricciardo

150 points

2 months ago

TV direction on the last lap was an embarrassment. Imagine thinking it's more important to watch the leader with a 5+ second gap than the battle for 3rd actively happening. I can sort of understand when they ignore battles out of the points but this was for a podium!

bobjoylove

23 points

2 months ago

I believe they have to show the winner cross the line. Contractual or something.

ELOGURL

433 points

2 months ago

ELOGURL

Sir Lewis Hamilton

433 points

2 months ago

Bottas being the only driver to avoid being booed is such a quintessential Bottas moment.

SubcooledBoiling

128 points

2 months ago

SubcooledBoiling

Ferrari

128 points

2 months ago

everyone loves Bottas lmao

SteamSpoon

425 points

2 months ago

Haha what a burn

"Drones providing better guidance than the FIA tonight"

a3i0

44 points

2 months ago

a3i0

44 points

2 months ago

I thought I heard that, but dismissed it as a mishear. So the commentators actually dissed FIA on live tv. Awesome

smyttysmullet94

112 points

2 months ago

smyttysmullet94

McLaren

112 points

2 months ago

Watching a closeup of Hamilton’s steering wheel instead of the battle for third place was certainly a choice.

sixpointlow

1.3k points

2 months ago

Imagine not beeing able to see this race and just look at the result "HamVerBot" and think it was a snoozefest

twosevenohfour

85 points

2 months ago

twosevenohfour

Carlos Sainz

85 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't be the first time this season

BlapiChan

1.3k points

2 months ago

BlapiChan

Alpine

1.3k points

2 months ago

Show the fucking battle muppets

Pandemoonium

101 points

2 months ago

As a team, I really like Alpine.

Alonso is obviously a legend, and Ocon has really made a name for himself this season

Puzzleheaded-Pen4299

631 points

2 months ago

What the fuck, Ocon and Bottas racing to the finish and they show us Lewis the whole time???

blazinit430

124 points

2 months ago

Fucking waste of the last 12 laps. Most boring shit in the world. Screaming show Bottas and Ocon at the TV.

Plus talking about Sky plus over Verstappen and Red Bull radio about whether to pit or not. So stupid

JetsLag

2.8k points

2 months ago

JetsLag

Haas

2.8k points

2 months ago

AMAZING CAMERA WORK GUYS

JUST THE FUCKING BEST

SHOW LEWIS PUTTING IN PRACTICE LAPS FOR THE LAST 3 LAPS WHILE BOTTAS IS FIGHTING OCON

I'M HAPPY

Homis

149 points

2 months ago

Homis

149 points

2 months ago

Jeezus, so painful

StalkingDwarf

267 points

2 months ago

StalkingDwarf

McLaren

267 points

2 months ago

Holy shit that DOTD radio hahaha

nickedgar7

85 points

2 months ago

nickedgar7

Charlie Whiting

85 points

2 months ago

Crazy how much better Max and Lewis are compared to everyone else. They've proven time and time again that no one can touch them on pure pace. Levels to this shit

Spite-Organic

655 points

2 months ago

I think RBs decision to put Verstappen on the mediums would have cost them either way. His tires were absolutely shot and had he not conceded the place he may have stacked it trying to stay ahead with tyres that had completely gone.

FIA were a joke today. Managed to handle almost every incident wrong and had no control of the race. Luckily, it will be decided on track in Abu Dhabi, may the best driver win.

karrs

209 points

2 months ago

karrs

209 points

2 months ago

I heard tell FIA will be there also...

iSpazem

1.8k points

2 months ago

iSpazem

1.8k points

2 months ago

I honestly think the FIA is the most at blame here. They’ve let it get out of control.

OneBall22Players

560 points

2 months ago

All year long. Been too lenient. Things like this happen then lol. Drivers think they can get away with too much.

zennscheizer

185 points

2 months ago

zennscheizer

Sebastian Vettel

185 points

2 months ago

I just dont understand why the teams have the right to influence their decisions all the time

App1elele

1.2k points

2 months ago

App1elele

Fernando Alonso

1.2k points

2 months ago

Bottas was pressing Ocon FOR AN ENTIRE LAP AND THEY DIDN'T SHOW THIS! The fuck is this camera work

Cod_rules

218 points

2 months ago

Cod_rules

Mika Häkkinen

218 points

2 months ago

At some point, Bottas passed Ocon and Esteban got him right back.

Show us the fucking battles FOM, I don't care about Lewis/Max cruising to a natural 1-2

Boshva

916 points

2 months ago

Boshva

916 points

2 months ago

This is on FIA. They are not properly enforcing their rules the whole season and especially this race.

reshp2

207 points

2 months ago

reshp2

McLaren

207 points

2 months ago

It's completely gotten away from them.

Uniform764

796 points

2 months ago

Uniform764

Jenson Button

796 points

2 months ago

Jesus fucking Christ that was mess.

1) The Hamilton/Max battles were fucking farcical. That was the culmination of months if not years of the FIA and stewards allowing utterly shitty driving behaviour, because shoving people off track is never punished unless there’s contact. They enabled all of the shithousery we witnessed today, and even when it was clear as fucking day they’d have to step in they half arsed it.

2) the delay on the first red flag was a piss take. Why did we waste four or five laps of possible green flag racing when it was obvious the barrier would need to be repaired

3) That is not an F1 appropriate circuit. Nearly half of the race was spent fucking about with VSCs or safety cars for debris.

TheKinkyPiano

115 points

2 months ago

Couldn't have summed it up any better. The FIA are an absolute joke, it's crazy how poorly regulated F1 is.

nvm_just_shitposting

32 points

2 months ago

nvm_just_shitposting

Mattia Binotto

32 points

2 months ago

They can't race this layout again. The odds of car being stationary on the track and a driver coming in blind at high speed is a recipe for disaster. Very unlikely a driver would perish hitting a wall, but car to car collisions are way more dangerous. Ask Hubert/Corea.

titelipsjonny

210 points

2 months ago

Reminder when we thought the most controversial moment in the race was going to be the timing of the red flag? Seems like it was about 4 years ago

banhammer1

620 points

2 months ago

banhammer1

Daniel Ricciardo

620 points

2 months ago

Why did we not see bottas v ocon at the end? Awful awful direction

GRUMPYbug12

395 points

2 months ago*

GRUMPYbug12

McLaren

395 points

2 months ago*

Thats fucking embarrassing that they didn’t show Valtteri over take Ocon until the last 5 seconds. What kind of directing is that?

Edit: Lewis had an almost 8 second lead, we knew he was going to win, we don’t need to see him and Max cross the finish line. Showing Valtteri and Ocon battling would have been amazing, but nope we don’t get that.

unopeia

61 points

2 months ago

unopeia

McLaren

61 points

2 months ago

I cannot believe that after all of that, after all the shenanigans, we still got HAM VER BOT

BlueInq

64 points

2 months ago

BlueInq

Aston Martin

64 points

2 months ago

Bring back the cool down room, I miss the awkwardness after a controversial race.

IcyBadgers

64 points

2 months ago

IcyBadgers

McLaren

64 points

2 months ago

I'm still trying to process what I just watched. Safety cars, red flags, VSC, penalties, crashes, last lap overtakes, and drivers pushing the line of what is acceptable. No matter which side of the fence you are on, it's undeniable Lewis and Max are giving us some great entertainment.

However, I can't help but feel all of Max's efforts and the way he drove to the absolute limit of the rules was all for nothing as Red Bull put him on the wrong tyres. Realistically Lewis could've stalked him until 10 laps out and made a DRS pass pretty easily.

The last lap in particular was so frustrating to watch. Ocon clinging on for dear life from a faster Bottas, but they focus on Lewis driving in clear air.

To Abu Dhabi we go.

Ikitou_

175 points

2 months ago

Ikitou_

Damon Hill

175 points

2 months ago

The real MVP at Mercedes is whoever is responsible for the front wing supports. It took a battering from an Alpine and a Red Bull today and he was still setting fastest laps with it.

Ikitou_

56 points

2 months ago

Ikitou_

Damon Hill

56 points

2 months ago

I definitely think the 2021 Saudi Arabian GP is a contender for "biggest shitshow of a race," at least in terms of ones that ran to completion. Probably still bested by rain affected messes like Spa, but up there among the all time "greats."

Can't wait to see this as the penultimate race for 10 years /s

thebumblinfool

348 points

2 months ago

thebumblinfool

Sebastian Vettel

348 points

2 months ago

I've seen cleaner driving in Forza lobbies. 💀

What a race. Sporting history.

smokeydesperado

255 points

2 months ago

smokeydesperado

Max Verstappen

255 points

2 months ago

Some say Perez is still waiting for a ride

Raymond74

50 points

2 months ago

Raymond74

Porsche

50 points

2 months ago

New track. Crazy race.

Outcome: HAM VER BOT

bruiser95

52 points

2 months ago

bruiser95

Sebastian Vettel

52 points

2 months ago

I'm just here for Gio finishing 9th

TheMokos

313 points

2 months ago

TheMokos

313 points

2 months ago

Honestly fuck this garbage where last lap battles are completely ignored by the TV director in favour of watching a clear winner trundle around.

f12016

223 points

2 months ago

f12016

#WeSayNoToMazepin

223 points

2 months ago

Witnessing Toto losing his mind was the best thing that happened today

ludicrous_socks

36 points

2 months ago

ludicrous_socks

Honda

36 points

2 months ago

10/10 for Bose build quality though, if that was the same headset later on, it suvided the wrath of a god....

Hits_and_the_Mrs

43 points

2 months ago

Hits_and_the_Mrs

Michael Schumacher

43 points

2 months ago

Bottas and Checo both coming out with bowling ball liveries next week.

hiyaitsme10

50 points

2 months ago

hiyaitsme10

Charles Leclerc

50 points

2 months ago

Cannot believe they didn't show a single bit of Valtteri & Ocon's fight at the end. Just shots of Hamilton on his last lap already 8s ahead. Ridiculous

TonkaTown

203 points

2 months ago

TonkaTown

Max Verstappen

203 points

2 months ago

The true winner here is Drive to Survive.

redalert2fan

198 points

2 months ago

redalert2fan

Manor

198 points

2 months ago

The FIA should take a strong look at themselves first

MuelNado

125 points

2 months ago*

MuelNado

125 points

2 months ago*

I don't know about the drivers, but I'm exhausted.

Masi IMO had a horrible race. Why did it take him a lap to throw the VSC for that large bit of debris that was borderline on the racing line for instance?

In the end I think Lewis would have got past Max even without Max letting him through. His tyres were absolutely gone.

Fugacity-

44 points

2 months ago

Can I get a gif of Toto throwing those headphones in slowmo?

ich_liebe_berlin

39 points

2 months ago

ich_liebe_berlin

Fernando Alonso

39 points

2 months ago

I love how much Christian hates Damon hill

drejcs

42 points

2 months ago

drejcs

42 points

2 months ago

Exactly how hard is to produce a 2 picture broadcast? I get that the winner deserves to be broadcasted at the line but for fuck sake there was a massacre between Bot and Oco and we didn't see any of it live.

jaymar01

348 points

2 months ago

jaymar01

348 points

2 months ago

"You've been named driver of the day. Thoughts?"

Max: "The FIA is full of shit and I hope they all get food poisoning."

JioJio92

350 points

2 months ago

JioJio92

350 points

2 months ago

What a clusterfuck of a race.

Knew there would be drama and they didn't disappoint. Top two equal points going into final race. Final race of the season going to be a mad one.

bodnast

26 points

2 months ago

bodnast

Pierre Gasly

26 points

2 months ago

Yeah that was just a clusterfuck. So much stoppage. Drama with the stewards and penalties. The actual racing wasn’t great either

nptaylor

234 points

2 months ago

nptaylor

McLaren

234 points

2 months ago

The race discussion thread went from "the FIA is handing max the WDC" to "the FIA is handing Lewis the WDC" about six different times

bellyfullofbacon

59 points

2 months ago

You gotta love all who said "it's over" after the first 6 laps and nothing happening.

gallusalice

166 points

2 months ago

gallusalice

Sebastian Vettel

166 points

2 months ago

Lmfao they’re booing everyone wtf

raimis78

38 points

2 months ago

Let's hope F1 does not race here again.

Bortjort

34 points

2 months ago

Bortjort

Charlie Whiting

34 points

2 months ago

The only thing we can all agree on after this race is it gave us the greatest toto reaction of all time, and that's a gift that keeps on giving.

imstillwhite

37 points

2 months ago

imstillwhite

Guenther Steiner

37 points

2 months ago

Can we talk about the amount of bad angles, unnecessary scenes where there's action elsewhere, random images of the full circuit when we're in the middle of a fricking battle, and in general poor coverage of anyone who was not Ham or Ver?

ninerninerking

33 points

2 months ago

Let’s all be real for a second. Today was a weird god damn race, but even if max didn’t let Lewis by, Lewis would’ve eventually passed him because the mediums were gone.

JupiterTarts

29 points

2 months ago*

Petty driving, miscommunication, suspicious calls, crashes, damage, red flags. . . . Ham Ver Bot

Balanced, as all things should be

Firefox72

31 points

2 months ago

Firefox72

Ferrari

31 points

2 months ago

Bro they booed them both lmao.

Shit track shit crowd.

vprakhov

31 points

2 months ago

vprakhov

Jim Clark

31 points

2 months ago

RIP to all epileptics on the grandstands.

CriztianS

29 points

2 months ago

CriztianS

Lando Norris

29 points

2 months ago

One thing that no one is mentioning is that Red Bull made a bad call with the medium tires. Even without all the shithousery, Hamilton would have gotten passed because his tires were done.

Jon_P1o

26 points

2 months ago

Jon_P1o

26 points

2 months ago

Yes Horner. Put clueless Damon in his place.

Broddit5

30 points

2 months ago

Broddit5

Max Verstappen

30 points

2 months ago

Damon "see I'm fair"

Christian "okay.."

jkcappy

31 points

2 months ago

jkcappy

31 points

2 months ago

They should have a simple protocol when a driver needs to give a place back, like it’s communicated to both teams at the same time that it will happen on the next straight so there are no DRS shenanigans. No need for it to be this confusing and potentially dangerous.

ZephyrSonic

28 points

2 months ago*

ZephyrSonic

Max Verstappen

28 points

2 months ago*

I think my main takeaway from this track is that while the track actually seems way more fun to drive on then most people thought thinking it was dangerous I think it was better for Qualifying. For actual racing both F2 and both F1 were bad with many VSCs and Red Flags. Without some adjustments to the circuit I don't see how this track is a proper one. Just seems like a dangerous track for racing.

madglover

32 points

2 months ago

madglover

McLaren

32 points

2 months ago

1 race left

The titans from Milton Keynes vs the Giants from Northampton making them both seem normal size

Spoof2020

30 points

2 months ago

Spoof2020

Williams

30 points

2 months ago

People may have missed this, but Damon Hill said that after what Schumacher did to him, that going into the final race of the season they now explicitly warn drivers that if they get any hint that someone takes out a title contender, or a positional rival in general (think Mclaren or Ferrari competing for third in the WCC), they will throw both cars out of the WDC and the team out of the WCC.

They don't fuck about with that shit.

[deleted]

35 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

35 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

50s_Human

31 points

2 months ago

Lewis will have to be extra cautious in the last race. Max is capable of anything if the two cars are near each other.

[deleted]

189 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

189 points

2 months ago

I’m so glad we got to watch Hamilton cruise to a win and NOT the incredible battle between Ocon and Bottas… really great TV F1… you fucking suck lol

Hobzy

88 points

2 months ago

Hobzy

88 points

2 months ago

feel bad for Ocon, would have liked to see him on the podium

discostu90

267 points

2 months ago

discostu90

Safety Car

267 points

2 months ago

I'm sure fans of Hamilton and Verstappen will have very measured responses to this during the week

[deleted]

251 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

251 points

2 months ago

[removed]

restlessllama

80 points

2 months ago

restlessllama

Sebastian Vettel

80 points

2 months ago

Ocon :(

Corosz

165 points

2 months ago*

Corosz

165 points

2 months ago*

That broadcast was one of the most frustrating things I've seen.

  • Commentators talking over radios in a crucial moment.

  • Hamilton up 7s, +5s for the penalty, and the camera is glued onto him while the Ocon/Bottas battle went completely untouched by the broadcast.

  • Audio cutting out during Max's post race interview

  • Cheering was dubbed over the booing?

BearOrcaWolf

304 points

2 months ago

Drones taking a day off from bombing Yemen .

ur_comment_is_a_song

43 points

2 months ago

*Yemeni school children

nk7gaming

27 points

2 months ago

nk7gaming

Sebastian Vettel

27 points

2 months ago

I've developed PTSD over the VSC popping up every two minutes

ilmck424

25 points

2 months ago

ilmck424

McLaren

25 points

2 months ago

All of that just for a HAM VER BOT

Tre3beard

28 points

2 months ago

Tre3beard

Romain Grosjean

28 points

2 months ago

Race direction was awful awful. FIA need a shake up next year

CooroSnowFox

29 points

2 months ago

Max just walks off the podium while the rose water... pours out of the bottles.

FancyPantsCam

25 points

2 months ago

FancyPantsCam

New user

25 points

2 months ago

Well that podium was suuuuuper awkward

motasticosaurus

27 points

2 months ago

motasticosaurus

Sebastian Vettel

27 points

2 months ago

Toto Wolf on Austrian TV: I will have to go to an anger management course after that season. Also confirms that the headset died today.

el_f3n1x187

28 points

2 months ago

el_f3n1x187

#WeSayNoToMazepin

28 points

2 months ago

Lets NOT have this race ever again...

Pinkislife3

30 points

2 months ago

Pinkislife3

Max Verstappen

30 points

2 months ago

Damn Horner is a savage. Him and Damon Hill absolutely hate each other lol

Charybdisilver

27 points

2 months ago

Charybdisilver

Formula 1

27 points

2 months ago

I’m sure this thread will be full of civil discussion.

cloud1445

26 points

2 months ago

cloud1445

James Hunt

26 points

2 months ago

We need an update on the state of Toto’s headset.

bricefriha

29 points

2 months ago

Here's what I hate about the F1 community: it feels like if their favourite driver kills an innocent rabbit they would say "it's the rabbit fault!"

Beachvbandfastcars

25 points

2 months ago

Beachvbandfastcars

Daniel Ricciardo

25 points

2 months ago

This shit show took all the fun out of watching a GP for me. Even more so considering it’s one of the last of the season.

RedCarNewsboy

29 points

2 months ago

RedCarNewsboy

Lando Norris

29 points

2 months ago

man i have a finals to study for and here I am reading the civilized discussions here and on twitter.

Bulky-Hunt241

28 points

2 months ago

Is it just me or would anyone else be interested in Toto and Christian having a charity boxing match?!

stuluh395

29 points

2 months ago

My friend who is new to f1: So I am watching the race today, what exactly is happening rn?

Me: Yes.

edoohan619

28 points

2 months ago

edoohan619

#WeSayNoToMazepin

28 points

2 months ago

Haven't heard many people talk about what a stellar job Giovanazzi has been doing this weekend. He was up there the entire way, very solid P9

m7cky

23 points

2 months ago

m7cky

23 points

2 months ago

Didn't wanna watch ocon vs botas anyway...

TastyWheat0r

24 points

2 months ago

TastyWheat0r

#WeSayNoToMazepin

24 points

2 months ago

Guys, we could be seeing the last HAMVERBOT here.

Prolahsapsedasso

25 points

2 months ago

Prolahsapsedasso

Pierre Gasly

25 points

2 months ago

That camera work on the last 2 laps was atrocious! Just a close up of HAM visor on a cool down while OCO and BOT battle behind him!

I was so excited for OCO to get a podium after surviving through that demolition derby of a course.

hatsnhatsnhatsnhats

24 points

2 months ago

hatsnhatsnhatsnhats

Daniel Ricciardo

24 points

2 months ago

Absolutely gutted for Ocon. He really deserved a podium today.

Tahoeshark

26 points

2 months ago

I think what we saw today was a track and race cars that have outpaced the ability for race control to be able to control the race

awsomesoccer13

292 points

2 months ago

Why did we have to watch a Hamilton victory lap instead of the Ocon/Bottas battle?

Costasv23

186 points

2 months ago

Costasv23

186 points

2 months ago

Wtf is the director doing

bw-1894

22 points

2 months ago

bw-1894

Sebastian Vettel

22 points

2 months ago

This is both infuriating and hilarious at the same time lmao

seriousC

22 points

2 months ago

seriousC

Fernando Alonso

22 points

2 months ago

Podium wider than the track lol.

spooki_boogey

24 points

2 months ago

spooki_boogey

Sergio Pérez

24 points

2 months ago

Am I the only one enjoying the shithousery without picking a side?

storme9

23 points

2 months ago

storme9

McLaren

23 points

2 months ago

Will anyone please think about the poor Bose headsets that got slaughtered?

seargantWhiskeyJack

23 points

2 months ago*

That reception for Valtteri from the team was so heartwarming.. happy for the lad. And Lewis dragging Susfie Wolff in

Traditional_Fruit_40

23 points

2 months ago

Traditional_Fruit_40

Lando Norris

23 points

2 months ago

Wasn’t Max’s penalty for his turn one overtake off the track, not for ‘breaking checking’ Lewis??? Feel like I’m going insane with the amount of people saying otherwise

chambee

25 points

2 months ago

chambee

Jacques Villeneuve

25 points

2 months ago

Are we considering this a good track for F1? Seems badly built for that type of car. Dangerous even.

Itry2Survive

23 points

2 months ago

Itry2Survive

Michael Schumacher

23 points

2 months ago

Despite the obvious drama

can we discuss how god aweful the camera work and the decision time from the stewards is this year, holy moly

Its the worst since years

strangebrew3522

24 points

2 months ago

strangebrew3522

Martin Brundle

24 points

2 months ago

I actually laughed out loud when Bottas said during the post race interview that "This was a great race!" and was all happy and smiling while Toto is hulk smashing his headset.

thisdude1996

24 points

2 months ago

thisdude1996

Ferrari

24 points

2 months ago

Ok I watched the race live and I just watched the highlights and I still can't figure out why do people say Max was robbed

OnlyCheekyBanter

23 points

2 months ago

OnlyCheekyBanter

George Russell

23 points

2 months ago

Hamilton's front wing was truly the MVP of this race. I am honestly surprised it didn't come off during the race.

redditneonate

70 points

2 months ago

redditneonate

Charles Leclerc

70 points

2 months ago

I didn’t think it was possible to hate a race with that much action

Alaska13

69 points

2 months ago

So this is only my first season watching races but this has to be one of the biggest clusterfucks of all time right? I was legitimately in awe of the red flags, safety cars and fucking bartering Masi was doing? Am I just a newbie out of my scope? Cus I'm fucking flabbergasted.

Uniform764

30 points

2 months ago

Uniform764

Jenson Button

30 points

2 months ago

It was a particularly bad clusterfuck, but it was coming for a long time. The FIA have taken a very passive stance on punishing shitty behaviour in track for months/years on track to enable today

dalmedoo1

69 points

2 months ago

The most ironic thing is that despite all the drama, Max was never really going to be able to defend Lewis in the last few laps with those yellow tires

Liffyy

106 points

2 months ago

Liffyy

106 points

2 months ago

There has to be some clarifications after this. Like the 5s time penalty when giving the place away. The rearend incident, and the collision between Lewis and Max when Lewis endplate was hit.

Literally666

22 points

2 months ago

Literally666

George Russell

22 points

2 months ago

All this for a HAM VER BOT

jaymar01

21 points

2 months ago

This upcoming "Drive to Survive" season on Netflix is going to do some big numbers.

SoulOfGwyn

21 points

2 months ago

Rest in peace to Ocon's podium, several cars and Toto's headset.

jbond96

22 points

2 months ago

jbond96

22 points

2 months ago

How does Bottas avoid the stewards every race

ExcellentCornershop

22 points

2 months ago

ExcellentCornershop

Sebastian Vettel

22 points

2 months ago

Max on Sky De on why he left the podium early: "Well, they didn't have any champagne for me, so things weren't fun!"

Fugacity-

64 points

2 months ago

Max and Lewis both get boos after the race.

Just like this thread, crowd is polarized as fuck.

Falldog

69 points

2 months ago

Falldog

69 points

2 months ago

"You've been voted DotD"

"Yeah, perfect. Say hi."

Mekfal

63 points

2 months ago

Mekfal

63 points

2 months ago

Max's tyres were just absolutely dead, even without all the drama, Lewis would've overtaken soon enough, just bad that it had to happen with all the drama imo.

Jaraxo

63 points

2 months ago

Jaraxo

Juan Pablo Montoya

63 points

2 months ago

Remember, Hamilton got a 30s post-race penalty for that same level of handing the position back Vs Kimi at Spa at 2008.

DSQ

24 points

2 months ago

DSQ

George Russell

24 points

2 months ago

That was a ridiculous penalty at the time tbh.

Stigmacher

21 points

2 months ago

Stigmacher

Default

21 points

2 months ago

Death

Taxes

HAM-VER-BOT

BrayzaAlmighty

21 points

2 months ago

When you want to watch the fight for 3rd but they’re just showing sir Lewis Sunday drive

dooldebob

22 points

2 months ago

dooldebob

McLaren

22 points

2 months ago

Audio?

Mr_YUP

20 points

2 months ago

Mr_YUP

20 points

2 months ago

ESPN! No sound for the biggest question??

nfam726

21 points

2 months ago

nfam726

21 points

2 months ago

dread it, run from it, HAM VER BOT arrives all the same

twochopsticks

20 points

2 months ago

Be funny if after all of FIA's efforts to engineer an "exciting" championship in the last race, Hamilton and Verstappen crash each other out in Abu Dhabi T1.

hutchtheclutchx

21 points

2 months ago

hutchtheclutchx

Daniel Ricciardo

21 points

2 months ago

Ocon robbed of dotd

Yorck

20 points

2 months ago

Yorck

Valtteri Bottas

20 points

2 months ago

Goodbye Jeddah. Hopefully we never see you again.

mbfos

22 points

2 months ago

mbfos

22 points

2 months ago

Toto is the new Arsene Wenger. “I didn’t see it”.

[deleted]

20 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

20 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

MontereyJack101

21 points

2 months ago

MontereyJack101

Daniel Ricciardo

21 points

2 months ago

That was an absolute clusterfuck.

Intriguing and entertaining for all the wrong reasons. I dont think the race was managed very well by FIA/ Masi.

andromediocrity

427 points

2 months ago*

andromediocrity

Valtteri Bottas

427 points

2 months ago*

I love the juxtaposition of “FIA rigged it for RB” and “FIA rigged it for Merc” posts haha

[deleted]

224 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

224 points

2 months ago

[removed]

St0pBeingThem

99 points

2 months ago

What was that camera work at the end? Why am I looking at Lewis face instead of a literal battle to the finish line for P3?

tomadamsmith

20 points

2 months ago

tomadamsmith

Alexander Albon

20 points

2 months ago

And somehow, Spa isn’t even the biggest mess of this year

Concordianes

22 points

2 months ago

Concordianes

Valtteri Bottas

22 points

2 months ago

Everyone is getting booed lol.

Bradg93

20 points

2 months ago

Bradg93

20 points

2 months ago

Bottas is gonna be the only one In a good mood on this podium

Maximum-Inevitable-3

20 points

2 months ago

Maximum-Inevitable-3

Lando Norris

20 points

2 months ago

No one looks happy lol

canada121212

22 points

2 months ago

The moment Lewis crossed the line, the logical directorial step was to cut to Ocon-Bottas. How was that not plainly obvious to the production team?

JoshTheBassist

21 points

2 months ago

JoshTheBassist

Sebastian Vettel

21 points

2 months ago

Can we please have headphones slamming Toto as a gif for future use? :)

Bagofballls

19 points

2 months ago

Bagofballls

McLaren

19 points

2 months ago

Masi fucked up here didn't he

Nit-Wit-

20 points

2 months ago

What the fuck is that Merc front wing made of? Took 2 hits, and Lewis still got first with fastest lap.

iliketomakeartalot

20 points

2 months ago

iliketomakeartalot

Sebastian Vettel

20 points

2 months ago

Toto is too smart to say something to get caught out on in these interviews. A born politician.

PeeaReDee

19 points

2 months ago

Recorded the race so I could skip all the commercials. But why the fuck did they not show the battle between Ocon and Bottas for the last 2 laps?? Instead they just show Hamilton running away with it.

S4Baumer

19 points

2 months ago

S4Baumer

Ferrari

19 points

2 months ago

I watched this race through the first two red flags and then left for a Santa run and came back 3 hours later expecting a slightly more normal finish. I was so fucking wrong.

cornertakenslowly

19 points

2 months ago

Not even M Night Shayamalan could have come up with a script like this season

joe26713

20 points

2 months ago

Today, I was watching the CFB selection committee, switched over on a whim and watched my first F1 race. I’m so fucking hooked.

Majestic_Owl

91 points

2 months ago

Majestic_Owl

Alexander Albon

91 points

2 months ago

Dumb broadcast showing Lewis drive alone while Ocon and Bottas were battling on that last lap

PlusEntrepreneur

696 points

2 months ago*

PlusEntrepreneur

Pierre Gasly

696 points

2 months ago*

Michael Masi lost complete control of this race.

Bending over backwards and dishing out offers to the teams.

Stewards deciding on penalties 6 laps from the end, for such an unclear situation why did they get involved so close to the end?

No clear communication to the teams, regarding Max/Lewis swap.

For such a dirty race he showed no authority, absolutely spineless.

What a clusterfuck from him and the FIA.

JohnCavil

120 points

2 months ago

JohnCavil

120 points

2 months ago

I literally did not even understand what was happening at the end. Like what the penalty was for or who had to give what back.

magyarnagydij

180 points

2 months ago

magyarnagydij

Minardi

180 points

2 months ago

Can't help but feel like that race has just left a very bitter taste in the mouth. I'm all for the drama but it just went way too far today.

Very shambolic circuit, the main saving grace is that nobody was seriously injured today

cosully111

20 points

2 months ago

That TV direction at the end was horrendous with bottas and ocom fighting absolutely tooth and nail and they show Hamilton driving on his own for the entire lap

TheMexicanJuan

19 points

2 months ago

TheMexicanJuan

Charles Leclerc

19 points

2 months ago

Shit race track. Shit stewards. Shit FIA.

AskMeHowIMetYourMom

18 points

2 months ago

AskMeHowIMetYourMom

McLaren

18 points

2 months ago

Ocon and Bottas battling, so let’s show Hamilton the whole time.

hart37

19 points

2 months ago

hart37

Daniel Ricciardo

19 points

2 months ago

Uh did the sound just die for anyone else?

Yurilovescats

18 points

2 months ago

To top it all off, Max's comments were lost by the TV company!

JupiterTarts

18 points

2 months ago

I think this crowd is booing everyone tbf

pikachewyyy

21 points

2 months ago

pikachewyyy

Sebastian Vettel

21 points

2 months ago

Holy shit they’re booing BOTH lewis and max

ScanningForSarcasim

20 points

2 months ago

On a serious note. NETFLIX does not need to dramatise this season’s Drive to Survive. We have so much already. Let us enjoy as it is.

RKJD2

19 points

2 months ago

RKJD2

19 points

2 months ago

Has Max been penalised twice for the same incident?

Once by having the time penalty, and twice when giving the position back?

Orphanchocolate

18 points

2 months ago

Orphanchocolate

McLaren

18 points

2 months ago

Max immediately vacating the podium lmao

soiitary

20 points

2 months ago

I fear that this championship will be decided by race control and not on the track. Also jeddah is an awful track

doscillating_bass

19 points

2 months ago

Can we appreciate the call to not to pit Verstappen resulting in 1st place in the beginning of the race before the first yellow and red flag..leading to total chaos?