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The 10 unknowns 50 days after the start of the World Cup

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The next March 26th Free Practice 1 and 2 of the Bahrain Grand Prix, where the World Cup will start this year Formula 1 after the Australian Grand Prix is behind schedule. Despite being only 50 days for the start of a new season, even less if one takes into account that the preseason starts on March 12, there are 10 unknowns to solve. One of them, for example, if Hamilton will renew with Mercedes.

Will Hamilton renew with Mercedes?

Neither Mercedes can afford to lose a No. 1 nor Lewis Hamilton stay out of Formula 1 for not lowering their claims. And less in a season in which there will be hardly any changes and in which, therefore, he will have within his reach to be proclaimed champion for the eighth time. That is why, rather, the question is in knowing how many seasons it will renew Hamilton, what will be your salary and when will it be announced since Mercedes will present your car next March 2nd.

Will Red Bull be rival for Mercedes?

Yes in 2019 Verstappen stayed at 48 points from Valtteri Bottas, in 2020 it has been only 9 of the Finn, and intends to take a new step forward in 2021. To do this, he will have a pilot capable of inserting himself between him and Bottas, or between him and Hamilton if necessary, such as Sergio Perez. Further, Honda He will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season, which is why he has advanced his engine to 2021 to try to say goodbye to the Great Circus with a title. “We have failed to meet the goal of winning the title. Therefore, in our last season with the team we want go for it and for that reason we are going to advance the engine from 2022 to this year”Confessed Toyoharu Tanabe, Honda’s technical director recently.

Which team will finish the Constructors’ World Cup third?

With Mercedes and Red Bull with two unreachable teams, Ferrari will try to join McLaren, a Aston Martin already Alpine to the fight for third place in the Constructors’ World Cup. Although in 2020 it was McLaren who took the jack to the water, Aston Martin has signed Sebastian Vettel to continue progressing and the same has Alpine with Fernando Alonso and Ferrari with Carlos Sainz. In addition to the Madrid driver, those from Maranello will have an engine that should give them between 40 and 50 more horsepower, which should allow them to match the performance of Renault and Honda.

Who will be the best of the Spanish?

Although the bookmakers believe that Ferrari will finish third in the Constructors’ World Cup, the forecasts are not favorable with Carlos Sainz. Not only do you consider your teammate, Charles Leclerc, will end up qualifying ahead of him, also that will be surpassed by Fernando Alonso.

Will Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso get on the podium?

At Ferrari they have no doubt. As long as they are able to give Carlos Sainz a good car, he will not disappoint them. “Hopefully we will see him on the podium, I really hope to see him on the podium. I think it does not all depend on him, but on the car. If the car is good enough I think it is capable of solid racing and will be on the podium.”, Assured Mattia Binotto, head of the Italian team. At Alpine, for their part, they hope to do better than the previous year where, after nine years without getting on the podium, they did it three times.

Who will be the leader at Ferrari?

Although the Italian team’s commitment to Charles Leclerc has been evident during the last two years, and despite the fact that he has a contract until 2024 while Carlos Sainz He has only signed until 2022, at Ferrari they assure that both drivers will start on equal terms. “There is nothing written in the contract that says that Leclerc is the leader of the team, they are free to fight on the track although it is important that they give us points, but at the start of the championship you will have equal opportunityyes, ”said Binotto in Sainz’s presentation. “Then our top priority is the builders title, optimize the points for the team and that interest can prevail, We will have to accept team decisions and only if at the end of the year one has more options than the other will we study how to help him”, He added.

Will Vettel be competitive again?

The four-time world champion has been overtaken by a pilot from 23 years as Leclerc. In addition, his performance has left much to be desired after Ferrari made public that it would not renew to sign Carlos Sainz in his place. To make matters worse, the car has not allowed him to claim since then, something he will now try to do at Aston Martin, where he hopes to recover the best version of Vettel.

Will Mick Schumacher live up to expectations?

The Tifosi dream of seeing a Schumacher dressed in red again, although they will still have to wait for it. At the moment Mick It will debut in Formula 1 with Haas, a team in which it will try to show that it can be an option for Ferrari for the future.

Will Russell win a seat at Mercedes?

Russell will have to wait another year in Williams Mercedes give you a vote of confidence. However, Hamilton’s positive for coronavirus allowed him to drive for the German team in Sakhir, where he brushed the victory, putting Bottas’s continuity in question.

Will the public return to the stands?

With the Australian Grand Prix that was to kick off the 2021 World Championship delayed, and with possible spare parts for the rest of the urban circuits, Jean Todt, President of the FIA, recently stated: “The vaccine will be good for the whole planet. But there are potential changes to the different calendars, not just Formula 1. In my opinion, half the year will not be as we would expect from a normal season”. Will normalcy return during the second part of the championship?



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