2021 F1 Italian Grand Prix: The Petulant Verstappen Strikes Again

The petulant child has done it again. His immature, overly aggressive, “nowhere-to-go” antics have caused yet another crash in F1. Just as he blamed Hamilton for their coming together at Silverstone, he has blamed Hamilton for the crash at Monza which took them both out of the race and out of the points. “This is what happens when you don’t give space,” the Dutch douche claimed right after the incident. Excuse me? Since when are your competitors obligated to get out the way for you? It’s clear Verstappen panicked, because he was about to be overtaken primarily as a result of Red Bull’s poor pit stop. The steering angle is not the one of a driver who is intending to make the corner. He should have backed out – like Hamilton did during the opening lap – and bided his time to see if he can regain the position. But that’s not the modus operandi of this child, is it?

P.S. – some pundits and the public alike have called this Senna-Prost-esque. Uh, NO. Not even close. Please stop the boot licking.

P.P.S. – Dear ESPN… cutting away the coverage right as Ricciardo and Norris are about to congratulate one another in parc ferme was an asinine move. Why even bother? It’s not as if you’re doing the actual coverage yourself (currently buying Sky Sports’ feed, while in the past leveraging the global feed with Will Buxton as your “man on the ground” while the two old farts commentated from a studio nowhere near the actual race).

Hamilton provides sufficient room at turn 1 entry
The door to turn 2 is closing rather quickly. A smart driver would have backed out, but we’re not dealing with a smart driver, are we?
Verstappen is steering INTO Hamilton at this point
Look at Verstappen’s steering angle – he’s basically pointing the car straight ahead
Verdouchebag takes flight, taking himself and Hamilton out of the race, but blames the latter for not “leaving him room” – ridiculous

2021 British GP @ Silverstone: It’s A Racing Incident

It’s easy to see in the photo right after the contact that Ver-never-shtoppen-complaining turned in way to much through Copse

Two things cannot physically occupy the same space. It’s no different for Formula 1 race cars. That was the case on Sunday at the 2021 British GP at Silverstone. While some have said the 10-second penalty for Lewis Hamilton was sufficient, not sufficient… Fat mouth Christian Horner – the original whiny little bitch – complaining til the sun came down… Now-F1-commentator Jolyon Palmer does an excellent job of breaking down the incident. Take a look and judge for yourself.

Dear, Alex Albon: You Just Had to Cock It Up, Huh?

Really, you couldn’t help but to cheer for this guy. Super friendly demeanor. Homies with Russell, Lando. A good driver. Humble beginnings. All the ingredients for fans to gravitate to this Thai-English driver. A flash of brilliance here and there, but enough fuck ups to make the cut throat Red Bull Racing org rethink the driver line up for 2021. With the spin and resulting last place at Imola, well… he’s done. He just had to cock it up yet again. At this point, might as well count either Perez or Hulkenberg into the RBR seat in 2021. A good try, Alex. And good luck.

Red Bull: What to Do, What to Do…?

As Honda is set to leave Formula 1 after the 2021 season after mixed results this time around (3rd time in F1, if memory serves me correctly), Red Bull is now left holding its nuts in its hands with no readily apparent place to go. Would Mercedes provide engines to RBR? Nope. Would Ferrari? Maybe, but would Red Bull want them from Maranello considering how dismal engine performance has been in 2020? That leaves Renault. Remember their acrimonious parting a few years ago? (documented oh so in dramatic fashion by Netflix) The French manufacturer is probably Red Bull’s best (only) bet at this point. Sounds like Christian is gonna have to bend over and take one for the team!