If you are new to Formula One and want to understand more about the sport’s history, I created this piece to give some old Gronad insights that will assist flesh out the recent momentum defining this year’s current season. The drama of 2021 and the best players in sports history.
I hope this alleviates your F1 withdrawal problems throughout the vacation.
To begin, while I enjoy Drive to Survive as a sports advertising tool, I have concerns about the misleading narrative it generates and will expound on the perils of unfettered passion while examining the film. DTS Producer Man James Gay-Rees piqued the interest of F1.
The official F1 season summaries on F1 TV (and potentially YouTube) are the greatest resource, in my opinion. They cover all of the races and essentially include highlights from each race as well as some off-track drama (such as news of Hamilton’s surprising move from McLaren to Mercedes in 2012) to keep you up to date on how the season is progressing. If you enjoy any of the individual races, they should be available as classics on F1 TV (or you can easily discover them).
I’ll start with the turbo-hybrid era and then move on to the early reviews, which provide a lot of insight into what’s going on in 2021.
This signals the start of the Mercedes-dominated turbo-hybrid era. Hamilton and Rosberg have struggled for the championship all year, with the Silver Arrows only unable to win when they run into issues, while Red Bull’s new Daniel Ricciardo is repairing the damage. Sebastian Vettel, his teammate, had been tremendously dominant in 2013, and this is where the Ricciardo hype began. It’s also the start of Lewis’s greatest competition – the Max in 2021 pales in comparison to Hamilton’s annihilation of Rosberg.
In 2015, there were some entertaining moments, such as Vettel’s first victory in red and the McLaren-Honda collaboration beginning with a bang and a whimper, followed by a furious spin of the wheel. But, considering Belgian F1 champion Jacky Ixcy and two champions from small New Zealand (Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren), 2016 saw the first-ever Dutch champion. It was when things between Rosberg and Hamilton became so nasty that management had to mediate that Hamilton’s luck was really awful (Malaysia let Danny Rick lead, but anyone who heard Hamilton’s “no, No” info while his engine stalled in MY), and… didn’t feel guilty because the guy was inhumane).