Wasn't the rain as much as the new track surface and its greasy oils coming to the surface. Hopefully not replicated tomorrow. I like to see drivers tested, but don't want to see a 'last man standing' type race.
Lewis showing the way to his 7th title. Seriously well balanced drive, and showing the other 'slippery conditions' master how its done. Missed not seeing the victory doughnuts and crowd roar though. I thought Bottas would have faired better under these conditions. Good to see Perez and Vettel bring it home too (though Vettel's was a victor of his team mates late lunge). Will be a travesty if Perez doesn't get a seat for next year. Who wouldn't want to see him in other Red Bull.
Great race - full of entertainment and unknowns....
Lewis once again showing his total class as a driver - cream always comes to the top.
People rant on about the "car" etc - the fact he lapped his own team mate in the same car shows the difference in his level of driving.
I agree - Perez is the better driver for me and I suspect this was Albons last chance to nail down that drive. For someone who is 4th in the drivers championship, missed 2 races from Covid and doesn't have a seat next year is crazy.....
Props to Lewis - 7th title - unstoppable - 8 should be pretty easy with little/no changes in the regs for next year unless Red Bull really find something between now and next year.
Congrats to Lewis. Completely worth his 7 titles and right up there with the best and most entertaining drivers of the modern era. I was also really happy to see Vettel get his reward for a great drive - Leclerc will have many more podiums I'm sure. It's a bit embarassing for Lawerence Stroll to be keeping Lance over the clearly superior Perez. I just hope that Red Bull do give Checo a seat because he is clearly a very quick racer.
Some excuse about front wing damage doing in Stroll, yet no one knows where he did it ?
Bottas collected another end plate in his barge boards for the second week running . His own I think.
There is no doubt that Lewis found his groove. Once you hear him complaining you know he is about to light up the timing screens