2021 Portuguese Grand Prix race result

2021 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Pos#DriverCarLapsTime/gapDifferenceReason
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes661hr 34m 31.421s
233Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda6629.14829.148
377Valtteri BottasMercedes6633.5304.382
411Sergio PerezRed Bull-Honda6639.7356.205
54Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes6651.36911.634
616Charles LeclercFerrari6655.7814.412
731Esteban OconAlpine-Renault6663.7497.968
814Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault6664.8081.059
93Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes6675.36910.561
1010Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda6676.4631.094
1155Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari6678.9552.492
1299Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari651 lap1 lap
135Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes651 lap5.266
1418Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes651 lap0.706
1522Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Honda651 lap16.202
1663George RussellWilliams-Mercedes651 lap42.827
1747Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari642 laps1 lap
186Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes642 laps3.069
199Nikita MazepinHaas-Ferrari642 laps64.434
Not classified
7Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari165 laps63 lapsAccident

Fastest lap: Valtteri Bottas

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11 comments on “2021 Portuguese Grand Prix race result”

  1. This is why we need Bottas out of that Mercedes.

    1. Exactly. When Merc dominate a weekend VB still has no answer for LH nor Max. Much season to go of course but so far I still see no reason whatsoever to not put GR in that seat for next year.

    2. ian dearing
      2nd May 2021, 18:10

      Not if you are a Max fan. This championship could be decided by the number of points the No2s take of their No1s. I don’t think Perez will take any of Max even if he is in a position to. RB would be silly if they allowed that. But I think Wolff will still play fair with Bottas at this stage of the season. And unlike Perez, if Bottas is in a prime position, he probably won’t give it up.

    3. I saw Bottas:

      (a) Start from pole position.
      (b) Get overtaken by a soon to be 8 time world champion.
      (c) Lose out to Verstappen afgter his pitstop partly becaiuse the team cost him 1 second to Verstappen in the pits (Bottas’ stop was 3.3 seconds to Verstappen’s 2.3);
      (d) Close to 1.2 seconds behind Verstappen before suffering a sensor issue that cost him 5 seconds; an
      (e) Finish within 5 seconds of Verstappen.

      Now I grant you I was frustrated he didn’t have more pace in the first stint, but given the person who beat him is the most successful driver of all time and that there were at least 2 major mitigating factors which contributed to him not finishing ahead of Verstappen, (a) why should be not be in that Mercedes and (b) who would do a better job than him?

  2. Verstappen was off-limits during his fastest lap.

    1. LB (@burden93)
      2nd May 2021, 16:45

      He’s lost the lap. Bottas has fastest lap now

  3. IamSleepyWill
    2nd May 2021, 16:43

    Max just had his fastest lap deleted!

  4. I could see the lap time invalidation coming.
    A decent effort by Alonso, albeit Sainz struggled with the medium.

  5. 3rd race in a row with track limit drama.

    Get it right..

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  6. Bottas never ceases to underwhelm. When it matters he always makes the wrong decision or messes up somehow – first the pass from Hamilton he gave him far too much respect and space on the outside and over tightened his own apex. Then he inexplicably let Max up the inside after he’d lit up his tyres. To anyone else Max was always going to brake later and have more grip, so at least make him go round the outside! Later on the hards as he’s closing on Verstappen and even before his engine issue (whatever that was) I had no confidence he’d even get a run on Max or go for a move.
    Not a great restart from Hamilton but a mistake from Verstappen let Lewis get the extra speed for the overtake and then a great move for the lead (Bottas making it a bit less difficult). Only 8 points in it and we go to Spain.

  7. Well, pretty sure this race just justified Haas’ decision in picking Mick.

    A battle between backmarkers for 17th probably would’ve never got that much airtime had one of their last names weren’t Schumacher. That was still quite a solid effort from him though, outracing a Williams on merit and completely dominating Mazepin just 3 races in.

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