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Podcast: Hamilton vs Verstappen at last? Your F1 2021 guide

by Matt Beer
1 min read

We imagine how a Max Verstappen versus Lewis Hamilton title fight might pan out in our 2021 Formula 1 season preview edition of The Race F1 Podcast – which this week is also available in video form.

With Red Bull looking strong in testing and Mercedes struggling with rear-end instability, the hope is that the two teams might end up being evenly matched this year – raising the tantalising prospect of a genuine title fight between the two.

With Hamilton having the experience of seven world title triumphs to fall back on but Verstappen never having had the chance even to fight for the championship in F1, their head-to-head would be a fascinating one.

Mark Hughes, Gary Anderson and Scott Mitchell join Edd Straw to look ahead to the season, and also consider how the de facto number two drivers – Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez – might impact a title battle.

There’s also a look at the congested midfield pack and which of the five teams in that group are best-placed to prevail, as well as the prospects for last year’s ‘Class C’ teams – Alfa Romeo, Williams and Haas.

And with the major rules overhaul of 2022 on the horizon, we also consider how the work back at the factory will impact the season – particularly with the possibility of a development war between Mercedes and Red bull this year.

Mar 22 : Season preview: Hopes for a Verstappen v Hamilton title fight

The Race F1 Podcast is released at least once a week and available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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