El Scorchio wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:36 pm
GalacticHitchHiker wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:33 pm
The obvious answer is Mercedes were playing up their problems in testing and take pole and the win. Bottas wins and comes up with a new statement for his critics that becomes the meme of the season when Hamilton wins the next three in a row.
The fun answer is Mercedes actually struggle and Red Bull takes pole and a 1,3 with Hamilton splitting them.
The chaos answer is that the Red Bull that takes pole and the win is Perez.
A Perez win would be great for the sport, actually. I'm assuming of course Red Bull would allow him to win, if Verstappen is in second.
If it were me, I would absolutely let Checo beat Max. It a) gives Checo immense confidence, and b) will galvanize Max into going even faster. If you bet everything on Verstappen so early that you're immediately issuing team orders almost from the first race, it will break down Perez just like it did the other team mates. Red Bull need Perez to give Verstappen a hard time; the harder the better.