Episode 275 – Sergio Perez Race Winner At Last

The podium (L to R): Esteban Ocon (FRA) Renault F1 Team, second; Sergio Perez (MEX) Racing Point F1 Team, race winner; Lance Stroll (CDN) Racing Point F1 Team, third. Sakhir Grand Prix, Sunday 6th December 2020. Sakhir, Bahrain.

He’s finally done it, after 190 starts from 194 race weekend Checo Perez has finally made it to the top step of the podium after safety cars, pit stop dramas for Mercedes (Netflix were with George Russell apparently), 1st lap incidents and 2 drivers making their F1 debuts in what is going to go down in history as the most unusual Formula 1 season ever (please let us get back to some kind of normal in 2021)

This week on the podcast we look at the first (and possibly only) Sakhir Grand Prix around a circuit that we thought was going to be a bit on the dull side which we christened the “Squoval” for claiming to have 11 corners, but really only 4. The action started last week when Lewis Hamilton was confirmed as having tested positive for Covid 19 and needed to be replaced along with Romain Grosjean, whose injuries from the crash at the previous race left him unable to take part this weekend (and also at what would be his farewell race in Abu Dhabi next weekend too unfortunately) And the week just went on from there, with Williams Drive and friend of the podcast George Russell subbing in for Lewis, Jack Aitken moving up from the Campos F2 team to take the vacant Williams seat and Pietro Fittipaldi taking over for Romain. While all this was going on, the fact that Haas announced they’re running an all-rookie line-up of Mick Schumacher and Nikita Marzipan (that’s what he’s going to be called now) driving for the US Flat Pack  team in 2021.

Come Friday, we saw the actual pace of only the 5th driver to race for Mercedes since they re-joined the grid in 2010 and thought we could be in for something special. Well we know what came next on Saturday and Sunday, but there’s no point putting all that here when you can listen to our thoughts on it on this week’s show!

Once again there was that much going on we didn’t have time to fit a Total Shunt in, but we’ve come up with idea to do an all-shunt show over Christmas, so get some questions sent in for that and we’ll see you on the socials like  Discord, where you can sign up for our iRacing league join in the chat during the races and practice/qualifying sessions along with during the week as well and Facebook & Twitter as always.


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