Friday’s free practice session kicks off the 2021 Formula One season Bahrain Grand Prix, It released a format in many new features: it will now be an hour instead of an hour and a half. This resulted in the work plan being revised and all content compressed.
The first day of work has left some signs: Mercedes Not as bad as the preseason (although not as good as they want), Red Bull It will become a stone in your shoes, Ferrari Has resumed this step, McLaren With a leap… Alpine This is wrong, there is no palliative care.
The first confirmation of certainty is Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes In the test, they have been resolved.although Max Verstappen The fastest in the morning and afternoon Valtteri Bottas In the morning, he himself won seven championships, but although not the fastest man, they entered the top three.
Today’s (relative) surprise is seeing McLaren, The champion changed the engine provided by the champion, and they took a step forward. Red Bull It has been predicted that at least it will be at the same height as Mercedes, and they have even begun to move forward. Lando Norris Spent a glorious Friday in the two conferences and won the “Top Three”
The second batch, the night, was already under conditions similar to those seen on the track, leaving extreme equality: the first batch of 15 people completed the race in the same second.
under these circumstances, Carlos Sainz Give the chest “do” and improve to the “top five” after the eighth place in the morning. The best result is in the fourth place, which makes our dreams come true, especially in Lewis Hamilton, Which is more than one-tenth of a Vistappen The beginning of this year has been very strong.The presence of the Spaniard there gives us reason to be optimistic about him…because Fernando Alonso It will suffer more.
In the 2021 season, the first to board the track is Fernando Alonso.The complete statement of intent, this is both because of his desire to run kilometers and because of the need Alpine Complete the assembly of the parts.
Whether on hard or soft tires, whether in the morning or in the afternoon, the performance of French cars is far behind the best performance.
It’s not that he didn’t enter the “top ten”, but that he didn’t have any choice. In the first meeting, he was 16 years old, and in the second meeting, 15º. After testing, Alonso is already improving, and this feeling has confirmed that there is still work left in the Alps. more importantly, That A521 The pilots don’t seem to be docile, even though they are only free, Not the best way to start He returned to the game.