Did Bahrain Signal An Epic Title Fight? | 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis versus Max. Mercedes versus Red Bull. As the dust settles in Bahrain, we take a look at how the 2021 season could provide a much-anticipated title fight.
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  1. Rob Mosa

    Rob Mosa

    5 órája

    Great race. Need to watch Checo, if he didn't have a mechanical issue, he could have been on the podium, first race with Red Bull.

  2. Gustav Schuykov

    Gustav Schuykov

    6 napja

    29 laps going wide on 4 = not a lasting advantage Using the wideness to perform a safe overtake = lasting advantage, give it back This is such BS

  3. mammutit


    7 napja

    I think this year Bottas is no longer going to do his job keeping people away from Hamilton, and Vettel is finally going to realise he cant blame the car for his results anymore

  4. Agus Pramono

    Agus Pramono

    11 napja

    I hope so,,

  5. Mad Flavor

    Mad Flavor

    11 napja

    guys care, thats just a scam. there is no epic title fight

  6. lurin971


    11 napja

    do we need to see your faces with masks on? also you sound like you have tissue in your mouth!

  7. Freedom Voice

    Freedom Voice

    11 napja

    FIA changing the turn 4 rule mid race after Mercedes gain 3 seconds advantage over 29 laps. But when Red Bull want to take the same advantage the FIA forbid it. FIA helps Mercedes, so Hamilton must be disqualify and the win must go to Verstappen.

  8. Alson


    11 napja

    No discussion about sergio

  9. Leon Carr

    Leon Carr

    12 napja

    What a couple of Mooks.

  10. Randima Dadigama

    Randima Dadigama

    13 napja

    I still dont trust Mercedes

  11. Matthew White

    Matthew White

    13 napja

    Its race 1, let's all calm down for a minute. Fingers crossed it will be an epic battle every race but can't see it yet.

  12. TheMightyAkkYleX


    13 napja

    Hamilton extending the corner to keep the gap alive isn't a lasting advantage? 🤔

  13. Cat Wrangler

    Cat Wrangler

    13 napja

    Why aren't there any black commentators

  14. Demøn King

    Demøn King

    13 napja


  15. Lewis Tpln

    Lewis Tpln

    13 napja

    Turn 4:laps 28×0.2sec=5.6 sec

  16. Carl Sitler

    Carl Sitler

    13 napja

    No. It was the Lewis and Max show. Everyone else was a mile back. If things would have worked out better, Bottas could have been 4 seconds behind Max. Yes, it was exciting.

  17. marshgatelaneposse


    13 napja

    A one horse race is a one horse race Hamilton wins again yawn

  18. Ben 8473

    Ben 8473

    13 napja

    I am filing a lawsuit against Mercedes for ruining Formula 1

  19. Gigibigio


    13 napja

    Epic fight? You know the rules? There is only one - Hamilton MUST WIN!!!!

  20. Snapshot 101

    Snapshot 101

    13 napja

    Let's be real here. As long as Mercedes are in the game, there is no fight, it's a Blitzkrieg ! I like when people are waiting for another driver to win the tile but let's be real, it's not going to happen. The same goes for constructor's title !

  21. Titus Fett

    Titus Fett

    13 napja

    I don't understand this whole white line grey area, why is it grey at all? Don't put all 4 wheels over the white lines at any time, what's wrong with that? No grey area there, in qualifying it will get your time deleted, in the race you get warned and then penalised if you continue to do it. Great race though, I look forward to a (hopefully) action packed race for the title.

  22. stu0508


    13 napja

    If everyone gets the same "lasting advantage" then it isn't a lasting advantage. Everyone could run wide. No one can overtake or complete an overtake off track. Doesn't seem like a grey area to me.

  23. Omprakash Singh Chowpawat

    Omprakash Singh Chowpawat

    13 napja

    Its gonna be roller coaster in the Standing from 1 to 10

  24. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith

    13 napja

    This is the kind of racing we need to see all season.

  25. It doesn’t matter What your name is

    It doesn’t matter What your name is

    13 napja

    That move from Hamilton was normal. What are these guys on about. Hamilton was in front he had the racing line. If that was Monaco with a wall, max would not have continued on the outside, he would of had to give way, he probably wouldn’t even of considered overtaking with a wall there. So shut up

  26. Chris-Oy


    13 napja

    If this is what the season is going to be like, bring it on. There is no gray area in the overtake, it is illegal to overtake or complete one with all four wheels off the track. Max need to be more patient and calculate when and when not to attack.

  27. monyet82


    13 napja

    Very unfair for Max that Lewis got wide turn a lot of times in turn 4 and no penalties. Not trying to be controversial but it's just plain not fair and sportsmanship at all neither it's passing or not.

  28. Remco


    13 napja

    If all the races this season are gonna be exciting like this... I probably need some green tea...

  29. Zaki Basuki

    Zaki Basuki

    13 napja

    Red Bull's championship to lose

  30. Roble urni

    Roble urni

    14 napja

    You are all forgetting last years’ Austrian gp

  31. Kevwe Egbegbedia

    Kevwe Egbegbedia

    14 napja

    Congratulations Sir Lewis 👏 👏👏👏👏

  32. sphere 528

    sphere 528

    14 napja

    didn't signal anything its one race

  33. Tuesdays Child

    Tuesdays Child

    14 napja

    The car is competitive, reliable so Max will win, when his best is better than everyone on the grid on that day and his team's best is better than everyone too. That is how you win races and championships in a competitive car. That's what Hamilton and Mercedes do time and time again and produce together a monster car and get the best out of it on the best's not easy so let's see what Max and the team pull out this season. He is going to have to drive out of his skin and RB be as slick asf. That's what it takes to be the best, think Hamilton and Mercedes have made it look easy but even with potentially having the best car, Max and RB have to pull it all together.

  34. Robert Navarro

    Robert Navarro

    14 napja

    It’s one race stop trying to cash in

  35. José Fickert

    José Fickert

    14 napja

    That "grey area" is dangerous... even in the most "boring" lap of the race the driver gains time just getting a better racing line so... Track limits must apply all the Grand Prix sessions, in every situation.

  36. Dipesh Patel

    Dipesh Patel

    14 napja

    Mercedes got new system on board called as exploit the Grey areas ! Wake up FIA

  37. SRJT16


    14 napja

    They just need to be more strict on track limits. There shouldn’t be some corners where it is allowed and some where it isn’t. These are professional drivers and should be able to control their vehicle and keep it on the track. The track is clearly defined so there is no excuse to leave it

  38. Luka Džidić

    Luka Džidić

    14 napja

    it signalled that we will most likely get another 2018.... Mercedes getting a proper challenge, the FIA stepping in to crush the opposition when Mercedes is unable to and then the opposition finally giving up when they realise how futile it is to fight the governing body and the pay to win team

  39. Resurrected Sunlight

    Resurrected Sunlight

    14 napja

    It's quite remarkable how many people think that Honda of Max won't conk out at some point this season. Has Max ever finished a season without mechanical failure?

  40. Perccy Magongwa

    Perccy Magongwa

    14 napja

    Problem with Max is, he isn’t an all rounder. He is very inconsistent when it comes to collecting point. He always crashes and retire. Something Lewis hardly does.

  41. Steven Murray

    Steven Murray

    14 napja

    For everyone arguing about track limits, here are the rules. Formula 1 Technical Regulation, Issue 7, Artical 27 DRIVING states the below: 27.1 The driver must drive the car alone and unaided. 27.2 Drivers must observe the provisions of the Code relating to driving behaviour on circuits at all times. 27.3 Drivers must make every reasonable effort to use the track at all times and may not leave the track without a justifiable reason. Drivers will be judged to have left the track if no part of the car remains in contact with it and, for the avoidance of doubt, any white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not. Should a car leave the track the driver may re-join, however, this may only be done when it is safe to do so and without gaining any lasting advantage. At the absolute discretion of the Race Director a driver may be given the opportunity to give back the whole of any advantage he gained by leaving the track. 27.4 At no time may a car be driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person. It is extremely clear. White line is the limit of the track. Hamilton exceeded track limits 29 times and never received an official warning. Max was clearly ahead, then proceeded to exceed track limits just like Hamilton did, and was told to give the position back. Its clear that the stewards favored Hamilton in this situation when referencing the written sporting regulations and there is no arguing that.

  42. Nandeesh Kumar

    Nandeesh Kumar

    14 napja

    Just when the racing got interesting & close the regulations will change to again create hierarchies in the pecking order.

  43. promo130


    14 napja

    lewis , 29 laps times 0,2 seconds is not an advantage right. micheal masi shoud be fired asap what a clown show

  44. Alexis de Wouters

    Alexis de Wouters

    14 napja

    I think the rules should be changed for something much more simple and straightforward like at all times, anywhere on the track, always at least 1 wheel completely within the white lines on both sides of the track, at any time, in the middle of a fight or alone on the track. With a time penalty of 5 seconds each time it's happening during the race, and that lap's time cancelled during the qualifications. No discussion. Basically, it means the race is happening on the track, if you leave the track, you leave the race. If a driver squeezes another driver out and doesn't leave enough space for the other driver to stay on the track, time penalty of 10 seconds. Extreme but the same for everyone, so no surprises.

  45. BBO


    14 napja

    This was the first time RBR was dissapointed with a second place.

  46. BBO


    14 napja

    He gained at least 3-4 secs there.

  47. Johnny Tampocao

    Johnny Tampocao

    14 napja

    Yes it is always exciting if other teams can fight for the win and the podium than always dominant Mercedes but that giving back the place to Lewis I don't like, the rules again favor to Lewis. I don't understand why he needs to give it back that's ridiculous.

  48. John Williams

    John Williams

    14 napja

    Yes, It also signaled that the FIA will make sure lewis wins

  49. Micro Soft

    Micro Soft

    14 napja

    i watch f1 and have been thoroughly entertained for years. ferrari fought merc, merc fought merc. mid field battles. development war. drama of politics. i mean...........WHY DOES THE MEDIA KEEP PRETENDING LIKE THEY WERENT TALKING ABOUT HOW GREAT 2020 OR FERRARI FIGHTS WERE?

  50. Suraj


    14 napja

    Finally a season worth watching!

  51. super gamer

    super gamer

    14 napja

    2021 the worst year

  52. RAZAN K


    14 napja

    It doesn‘t help, when rules do not change a lot, so one driver retains his chance of winning. Looks like there’s kind of agreement, HAM has to win his 8th title, before rules will finally change in 2022. It doesn‘t help at all, when excitement was created artificially through strange strategies and decisions. What a pity.

  53. João Fonseca

    João Fonseca

    14 napja

    Back livestream F2 in You Tube

  54. Durmus Kurtulus

    Durmus Kurtulus

    14 napja

    What's up with the voice?

  55. Kumar kumar

    Kumar kumar

    14 napja

    Max got over exited that he would beat Hamilton finally...

  56. May B

    May B

    14 napja

    Thank you Will, Lawrence and SCREAMING BUZZER for the analysis!😂

  57. James Stockwin

    James Stockwin

    14 napja

    When it comes to track limits, why can’t we just observe the white lines/curbs where they exist as track limits - keep two tyres (or all four, frankly) wholly within that limit, otherwise you’ve explicitly cut the corner/over extended? Why was this ever blurred?

  58. Simon BASTIEN

    Simon BASTIEN

    14 napja

    Answer: no 'cause FIAmilton Bye

  59. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden

    14 napja

    And I haven't seen it because of Sky

  60. Robert Jabłoński

    Robert Jabłoński

    14 napja

    This is going down to the wire and it's going to be a race of who's going to spew better updates faster, so for the first time in many years this is going to be a race of the factories rather than drivers themselves.

  61. Sir Mounted

    Sir Mounted

    14 napja

    I think I know why Seb isn't performing well. If you look back at his Red Bull days when he was at his best he had long hair, he then cut it shorter when driving for Ferrari and his performance went down, now that he is literally going bald he is performing even worse. Coincidence? I think not.

  62. Leonardo L.M.

    Leonardo L.M.

    14 napja

    I hope Vettel won in Emilia Romagnia

  63. starbwoi 1

    starbwoi 1

    14 napja

    Where are the Lewis haters. Oh Lewis wins because he's in a faster car 😂. Give max a similar car and he'll beat Lewis. Okay max here's a faster car, oh sh💩t Lewis wins.

    • nittojoe136


      14 napja

      You miss the Sakihr race last year?

  64. David Manning

    David Manning

    14 napja

    Could there possibly be less chemistry between 2 people

  65. Duško Dragić

    Duško Dragić

    14 napja

    We'll see - said the ZEN master. :) In the last 25 years almost always the pole man or winner of the first race became the champion. Personal feelings? I think Red Bull has the upper hand, they'll learn from this for sure! The season's going to be long anyway (23 races), so...

  66. Fab Yoko

    Fab Yoko

    14 napja

    if the Formula one race control continue to les Mercedes make her rules again and again I stop looking thé GP because the 2 Mercedes ride over thé track limite all thé race and when Verstappen ride like Mercedes hé do less hamilton pass" is inacceptable if the Mercedes can ride over thé track limite is the same for all driver and all car not just for the Mercedes princess. Américain rules is disgusting to see this

  67. Jorge Álvarez

    Jorge Álvarez

    14 napja

    Nah Mercedes 1-2 will continue

  68. Mauricio Hermoza-Suarez

    Mauricio Hermoza-Suarez

    14 napja

    Lewis went off track 29 times lol. no wonder he had that pace.

  69. John Ferro

    John Ferro

    14 napja

    will needs more bracelets

  70. Pablo Alvarez

    Pablo Alvarez

    14 napja

    F1 is corrupted why they let him pass. stolen race

  71. Search


    14 napja


  72. Disparia Books

    Disparia Books

    14 napja

    Sooo....Tsunoda secret future champion? I mean, first F1 race and as Kimi would say, Bwoah!

  73. Muhamad Adhitya

    Muhamad Adhitya

    14 napja

    no i dont think we will have an epic title fight, we will however have an epic and probably the best midfield battle. if this is the "slow" mercedes, imagine what would happen when they fix all the problem with the car. i think by imola they would be very fast and almost uncatchable.

  74. Maurice Dunmore

    Maurice Dunmore

    14 napja

    This is going to be epic max got the edge right now but after a couple of Mercedes upgrades its going to get real juicy

  75. Drive Tastefully

    Drive Tastefully

    14 napja

    Red Bull won’t have the reliability so it’s another Ham / Ver / Bot season.

  76. HXMbamwam


    14 napja

    How much money are you willing to bet Max wins? Exactly. How much will you bet that Mercedes DOESN'T win the constructors? They won every championship since 2014, come on, Red Bull isn't on their level.

  77. Maximus Keene

    Maximus Keene

    14 napja

    mclaren, ferrari, alphatauri, aston martin, and alpine will be interesting to see moving forward. everyone's talking about merc v red bull but the midfield is stacked rn

  78. Nudel Biały Murzyn

    Nudel Biały Murzyn

    14 napja


  79. Jacob Hiller

    Jacob Hiller

    14 napja

    Perez REALLY has impressed me in the last couple of months.

  80. Xenoni


    14 napja

    I feel Max was robbed this win... if yellow flag was raise for Vettle and Occon accident or Hamilton was penalised or cautioned before the 5th time ignoring the track limit, Verstapen would’ve won easily..

  81. Wolfgang Ezeh

    Wolfgang Ezeh

    14 napja

    Now that Mercedes has got the first win, watch them continue to obliterate the pack as new upgrades are added to the car. Mercedes don’t sit on their laurels!

  82. johnnymacf1


    14 napja

    RB should of let max just get on with it instead of worrying about tyres.

  83. Afif Shah Sadip Seven

    Afif Shah Sadip Seven

    14 napja

    Truth is RbR n Max will fall short, VB won't be attacking. Ham will take another title with the ultimate boredom.

  84. Dale Mason

    Dale Mason

    14 napja

    No it signaled the 2021season is over. Its no secret merc struggled in pre-season it was not sandbagging at all-they were testing 2022 bits they already knew what they had for 2021, the only 2021 "element" they tested was the floor and even that was not full 2021 spec. RB did close the gap but its not enough, game over sorry Max, RB did not give you enough car. I truly want Max to take the title he deserves, highly unlikely it happens in 2021

  85. Jason Garfitt

    Jason Garfitt

    14 napja

    Fp1: Verstappen Fp2: Verstappen Fp3: Verstappen Quali: Verstappen Race: Get in there Lewis!

  86. Arvind Wee

    Arvind Wee

    14 napja

    I'm actually happy that Lewis won today cuz if Max won, then the season would have been redbull dominance instead of a mercedes one and it would still be boring, so at least there is hope for a title fight. Also hope the midfield teams compete for podiums more.

  87. Bruno Follmann

    Bruno Follmann

    14 napja

    It's great to see 3 guys fighting in the front. Go Max, Hamilton and FIA !

  88. Joe Felony

    Joe Felony

    14 napja

    Exactly what I said. Max should have won this race. But then, the storm of biased Hamilton fans came in with their sensitive ego’s😂

    • David Goliath

      David Goliath

      14 napja

      Salt. lol

  89. unknown


    14 napja

    optimistic about this season. i just hope we go the full 23 rounds.

  90. Archiworks 92

    Archiworks 92

    14 napja

    hamilton vs alonso 2007 hamilton vs rosberg 2014-2016 hamilton vs vettel 2017-2018 hamilton vs verstappen 2021 ? so far only rosberg has beaten hamilton

  91. Worlds Worst Musician

    Worlds Worst Musician

    14 napja

    The cream always rises to the top. Mercedes will lose a few races but will still be in the top spot at the end of the year...

  92. Johnnas


    14 napja

    All that it signalled was how the FIA stewards are running a circus and don't know what they're doing, driving away spectators from the sport, this comes as someone who is neither a fan of Hamilton or Verstappen.

    • Jamie Asintoye

      Jamie Asintoye

      13 napja

      Yh, u can leave

  93. yulmp2


    14 napja

    Forklift driver “ out of the way media wimps. Men are working!”

  94. Alex Onarres

    Alex Onarres

    14 napja

    Lewis is a cunning person. He will politically play the game in every race to the drivers who try to overtake him. He always squeezes the overtaking driver off the track, and the drivers have two choices. Either run over the track limit or suffer a bump to the rear of their car. Subsequently throwing the other driver off track or worse. Suffer a puncture by running over the front wing of Lewis' car. He is a cheat. I have seen this move many times by Lewis. I don't respect him anymore.

    • David Goliath

      David Goliath

      14 napja

      Salt. lol

  95. ab8jeh


    14 napja

    Sorry what is Lawrence saying at the start, I mean Turkey wasn't that long ago!

  96. taffpower1


    14 napja

    Nope. hamilton can cheat again.

  97. SKA


    14 napja

    Let's not forget Sergio.... From last to 5...

  98. USugo


    14 napja

    more like, Red Bull gave a preview of 1000 ways on how to lose a GP!

  99. Brian Asciak

    Brian Asciak

    14 napja

    great race from top to bottom. that what we want.

  100. Jordan Bass

    Jordan Bass

    14 napja

    I find it interesting how lots of people are saying "finally we have a title fight", whilst conveniently forgetting that during the hybrid era we've had great title fights in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.