F1 Portuguese Grand Prix, third round of 2021 championship will take place in Portimao. Very challenging track with huge elevation changes and blind corners hosted F1 last year for the first time. And it was Lewis Hamilton who took his record breaking 92th win. Who is favorite and outsider for this year?
Mercedes vs. Red Bull
Our money is still on Max and his RB16B. Especially in qualifying which is crucial for a good result in Portimao where track do not offer a lot of opportunities for overtake. He made a little mistake in Imola in the last flying lap which very likely cost him pole position. We believe that if he will not make any mistake he will start from pole position.
We could see already last year a strong performance from Leclerc in every sesion and also in the race itself. This year seems Ferrari even stronger when Leclerc and Sainz both finished in top 5. We believe that Ferrari will be in the top 5 again.
Vettel vs. Stroll
Sebastien Vettel had a very difficult start of the season in his new team. However we believe that in Portimao he could be faster than his team mate. Challenging circuit was maybe too much challenging for Stroll last year and Vettel is getting more and more familiar with his AMR21.
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Your Autosport Guru Team.