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2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

The Formula One paddock will roar back into life with the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on the 28th of March. The race will be the start of F1’s 72nd season, which is the last before the mass rule changes planned for the 2022 season. F1 fans have been deprived of action since the end of the jam-packed 2020 season, with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the 13th of December being the last race before the winter break, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen managing to pip the dominant Mercedes team to the race win, despite the fact that both the Mercedes teams’, and Lewis Hamilton’s drivers’ championship, were long wrapped up. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that fans and drivers are more eager than ever for F1’s return, and despite the lack of crowds at the event, there are many reasons and changes to be excited about.

The season was planned to begin in Melbourne, with the now traditional season-opening Australian Grand Prix, around Albert Park, but the nation has been forced to postpone their event until later in the season, due to the cities Coronavirus restrictions. Therefore, Bahrain which is usually the 2nd race of the season, has taken the prestigious chance to open the year. Last season, the facility hosted 2 races to fill-in for lost events, and 2 separate track configurations were used, including the short outer circuit, which produced a very exciting race, in which Mexican Sergio Perez charged through the pack to claim an unlikely victory. However, this race will take place on the usual circuit, which was the site of Romain Grosjean’s scary crash at the tail-end of last season, which the Frenchman narrowly escaped. Grosjean has since departed the sport, along with his former teammate Kevin Magnussen, after being released by the Haas team. The team have instead opted for two rookie drivers this season, with Russian Nikita Mazepin, and German Mick Schumacher, the son of the legendary 7-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, filling the seats. Both of these drivers will make their Grand Prix debuts in Bahrain, alongside fellow debutant Yuki Tsunoda, who has been drafted into the Alpha Tauri team to replace Russian Daniil Kvyat. A 2-time Formula One world champion in Fernando Alonso will also mark his return to the sport with the Alpine team, after choosing to take a 2-year break from the sport. There were fears that he would miss the Bahrain Grand Prix after he was recently involved in a road cycling accident, but he escaped with a fractured jaw, and he has been cleared to take part in the race. He has taken the seat of Daniel Ricciardo, who chose to move the McLaren team after the Spaniard Carlos Sainz left to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari. Vettel has joined the newly named Aston Martin team to partner Lance Stroll. A winner at the circuit last year, Sergio Perez, has joined Red Bull to replace the under-performing Alex Albon. Alonso, Vettel, Sainz, Ricciardo and Perez will all mark their first race with their new teams in Bahrain, alongside the 3 rookies who will look to get their F1 careers off to a positive start.

The Grand Prix will be a night-race, illuminated by the circuits 5,000 lights. Mercedes, and Lewis Hamilton will go into the race, and the entire season, as favourites, but fans will be interested to see how all the drivers and teams start the new year, and if teams like Ferrari and Williams can fix their issues. In addition, fans will be hoping that Red Bull can finally maintain a solid title charge from the start of the season and keep the pressure on Mercedes. Fans will also hope that all 4 of the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers are involved in an exciting title fight. The race will not be one to miss, and is set to be a thriller, with so many unknowns that come with a brand-new season.

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