Two races left to define the 2021 Season outcome. Not only the World Drivers Championship, which Verstappen leads by just 8 points to his rival Hamilton, but the Constructors Championship where the difference is just 5 points in Mercedes favor.
Toto Wolf has expressed to the Media that the car is in the best possible place going into the Jeddah Grand Prix.
“The car has been performing well recently and is probably in the best place it has been all season, with the drivers confident to push it to the limit. That's encouraging for the final races and gives us strong momentum to take forward,” said Wolff.
“We are all excited to still be in the fight at this stage in the season, it's a privilege and a testament to our resilience when we see where we stood in the early summer. Both titles are wide open, and our mission is clear,”
“Jeddah is another completely new challenge, an all-new track to get to grips with and a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure we hit the ground running on Friday, because getting as much information as we can during those initial sessions will be vital,”
“It's a fast street circuit with long flat-out sections and several high-speed corners, lined by barriers meaning it'll be high risk and reward. We're more motivated than ever and we expect to be in the hunt, so we are all looking forward to the debut Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia.”
There are many scenarios in which Verstappen could take the title, but are we expecting to see another clash between the two titans at the front of the grid? With that i mean the two drivers and not the Team Principles. Both drivers now have it all to loose, but i cant see them being cautious about racing each-other now, and allowing each other the racing room.
Christian Horner has said:
"We are now just five points behind in the constructors’ championship and eight points in front in the drivers’ championship, so there are two very big races to come and it’s all to play for. We are going to work hard next week and improve the car as much as we can and see what we can do in Jeddah."
What can you see happening? Total disaster where both drivers collide? One suffers a puncture due to contact and in turn secures the other driver the Championship? Or will we get a complete "Dog Fight" until the very last lap? Let us know in the comments below.
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