Who Will Win The F1 Chanpionship? | EP36
Welcome to Episode 36 of the Lovecars On The Grid Podcast! Paul Woodman and Tiff Needell are back with your roundup of motorsport events from last week! We have the Formula 1, World Rally Championship, Rallycross and World Superbikes!
We kick off with Formula 1, which took place at the Losail Circuit in Qatar at the weekend. The Hamilton vs. Verstappen battle continues! Verstappen received a 5 place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags in qualifying. It took the FIA 20 hours to make a decision on that! Max managed to get back into second place, behind Hamilton in his Mercedes. Just 8 points separates the two drivers, who will win the Championship? Fernando Alonso managed to snatch a 3rd place for his team Alpine, with Alonso also taking the Driver of the Day vote. Elsewhere in Formula 1, Alfa Romeo have announced that Valterri Bottas’ partner in 2022 will be Chinese driver, Guanyu Zhou. The first Chinese F1 driver! We look forward to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2 weeks time.
In World Rally Championship, Elfyn Evans couldn’t overtake Toyota teammate Sebastien Ogier, giving Ogier his 8th World title. The WRC finale took place at Monza, with Evans locking up his car under braking, spinning off a hay bale and stalling his car. British Rally Championship also concluded at the Ulster Rally, with Welshman Matt Edwards stamped his name firmly in the record books after becoming Motorsport UK British Rally Champion for the third time in a row. No driver has ever done that before! Rival Osian Pryce tried to challenge for the win, but unfortunately ended up with his Polo on it’s roof!
Then there was the World Superbikes, taking place in Indonesia at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit. Turkish rider, Toprak Razgatlıoğlu ended Jonathan Rea’s 6 years as Champion on his Yamaha. The first race was cancelled due to the weather, but Jonathan took 2nd place on his Kawasaki and British rider, Scott Reading in 3rd.