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2021 Spanish Grand Prix race result

2021 Spanish Grand Prix

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Pos#DriverCarLapsTime/gapDifferenceReason
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes661hr 33m 07.680s
233Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda6615.84115.841
377Valtteri BottasMercedes6626.61010.769
416Charles LeclercFerrari6654.61628.006
511Sergio PerezRed Bull-Honda6663.6719.055
63Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes6673.76810.097
755Carlos Sainz JnrFerrari6674.6700.902
84Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes651 lap1 lap
931Esteban OconAlpine-Renault651 lap13.976
1010Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda651 lap0.190
1118Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes651 lap5.236
127Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari651 lap1.159
135Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes651 lap4.220
1463George RussellWilliams-Mercedes651 lap9.406
1599Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari651 lap1.714
166Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes651 lap9.706
1714Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault651 lap0.322
1847Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari642 laps1 lap
199Nikita MazepinHaas-Ferrari642 laps49.862
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22Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Honda660 laps58 lapsRetirement

Fastest lap: Max Verstappen

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29 comments on “2021 Spanish Grand Prix race result”

  1. Red Bull should’ve envisioned the possible or even likely 2019 Hungary repeat and bring Max in the next lap when he just about had the pit gap.

    1. Did Max still have Medium tires? Coz i didn’t think he did.

      The only other opportunity was to pit immediately after Bottas and hunt down Lewis on new softs.

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    2. @jerejj
      They didn’t have the pace to do it. The only way they could have prevented a repeat of 2019 Hungary was by having Perez in Lewis’s way.

    3. @jerejj Redbull were very aware imo that Mercedes would likely attempt this, but there was no way for them to cover it. If they pitted the lap after then they most likely get undercut anyway. If they pitted preemptively then I don’t think Max had the pace to catch and pass Lewis who could’ve stayed out on a one stopper. It’s just very hard to win whatever you do if you don’t have the pace. There was also the additional complication of Bottas who would have held up Verstappen if he was the first to jump onto the 2 stopper. I think what they did was their best chance to win, it just wasn’t enough.

    4. Rasburicase (@asleepatthewheel)
      9th May 2021, 16:40

      They had only an extra pair of softs remaining. Mercedes had an extra pair of mediums. Whether or not Max pitted right after Lewis’ 2nd stop wouldn’t have made any difference to the end result.

      1. Barend Versteeg
        9th May 2021, 22:26

        Red Bull should not have answered HAM’s 2nd pitstop immediately, NOR should they have gambled to continue on the yellow mediums based on a 1-stopper. They should have pitted him with approx. 21 rounds to go. VER’s pace on the red softs was phenomenal and he proved that in his 3rd stint. Because the car would have become much lighter in round 45>66, the red softs would easily have survived that 3rd stint because they kept their pace the first stint too with a much heavier car. In other words, Red Bull made the wrong call AGAIN by ASSUMING Bottas would be hard to overtake. But VER would have overtaken BOT just as easy as HAM overtook VER in the final phase of the race.

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  2. It was fun while it lasted but championship is certainly over in my books. Hopefully Max can keep it interesting.

    1. Red bull is just about fast enough to cause a few upset wins on Merc bad days.

    2. LB (@burden93)
      9th May 2021, 15:52

      Spain is usually a Mercedes track, let’s see what happens in Monaco. If Merc win there then I agree but Red Bull could well fight back

      1. I agree @burden93. Monaco is make or break for Red Bull’s championship. It has suited their car well a few times in recent years. They need to win that to have any chance of taking the driver’s.

        1. Not only a win. They need a one two finish. Unfortunately, I just don’t see Perez up to the challenge.

    3. An untimely red flag killed the championship

  3. Red Bull caught out here in Catalunya. Did not have a second car in play. Did not factor in another stop from Mercedes. Did not have a good pit stop. Did not have the pace.

    1. Did not have the tyre life in the car.
      When you’re stuck behind someone in this situation, the best thing you can do is the opposite – saw it coming a mile away.

  4. Can hate the Merc and Ham for dominating the sport for so long all I want, but hell today was quite a showing as to why it is so. An incredible car, perfect driving, quick strategic thinking. This was a very good race.

    1. Yep. Same thoughts here.

      A very well oiled machine. Perfect execution. Credit where it’s due. Well done to Merc.

  5. Fun fact: 44 Ham, 33 Ver = 77 Bottas :)

    1. Ah yes the factor of 11 is a brilliant thing!

      1. If 11 was a factor today then 33 wouldvr won not 44😁😁😁

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      2. ah, another fact:
        11 per, 33 ver = 44 Hamilton

    2. @mysticus

      Aah.. Also P1 + P2 = P3

  6. Verstappen and Red Bull seem to have the pace over 1 lap but Merc and Ham seem to be faster in the races

    1. It appears the RB likes the softer tires, and the Merc prefers the harder ones. With the next few races (perhaps with the exception of Turkey but I’m unsure) looking like a softer range, it may swing back in RB’s favour a bit.

    2. Hamilton still has the power whenever he needs it. Look at how the McLaren ‘s with new Merc engine can stay in front of Perez on the straights.

  7. Perez getting stuck behind a McLaren yet again. I thought the Honda engine was better then the Mercedes engine this year. Guess I was wrong.

    1. In another track perhaps, where there are more DRS zones, it would have been easier.

  8. Bottas, man. Just so slow compared to Hamilton. Then he decided to race Hamilton for p2 when Hamilton caught him like he was on a bike. Then he couldn’t get into verstappens pit window to protect the flap point.

    1. @dmw

      This season is the downfall of Bottas. I mean everybody was excited about Bottas 2.0 in 2019… Then the following updates were just miserable. Then another race win comes across for Bottas and everyone goes crazy about Bottas version 3.1.6 being absolutely awesome. Just for him to fail again and again. Honestly, he’s better than Lewis in maybe 3 or 4 race weekends in an entire season. And he doesn’t even win all of the weekends he’s better at.

      The guy’s ego has taken a beating and I’m sure it’s not easy to admit that someone else is so much better a driver in the same equipment. This season he’s finally just gotten frustrated enough to realise that even if all the stars align perfectly for him… There’s still no way he could beat Lewis.

      His antics today are a clear sign that either he’s had enough and will leave the team.. Or Mercedes might want to fill that 2nd seat with a driver who’s actually capable of fighting Max Ina slower car.

  9. Why did Mercedes throw away the fastest lap for Lewis by bringing in Vallteri thus giving Red Bull a gap to pit again and for them to take it?

    They did this last week and only track a limits infringement by Red Bull prevented them from giving away a point to Red Bull for no good reason.

    Totally wasted opportunity to have extended Lewis’ championship lead by 2 points.

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