Belgian GP might have been a farce where points were awarded despite no actual racing taking place, however the biggest news this week is Kimi Raikkonen announcing his retirement from F1 at the end of the season. His illustrious career started from driving an F1 car after having only 23 races in single-seaters and includes a world championship in 2007. He is famous for his no-nonsense approach and his unique style – something that reminded many of the 1970’s era and will be missed in F1. The official F1 website published many articles about his career which you can see here, here and here. He is still the last Ferrari world champion after all! I wish him good luck in whatever he decides to do next and I will definitely miss him (I still remember him making me scream at the TV screen when he won the 2018 US Grand Prix)!
As for the predictions, Verstappen will be the favorite this time as he is racing in his home country for the first time. Zandvoort is a new addition to the F1 calendar and includes an already-famous banked corner. Let’s see how F1 cars look from the camera as they are passing through that corner. I’m also eager to see if George – hopefully 2022 Mercedes driver – Russell can pull off another extraordinary qualifying lap and prove, once more, what a prodigious talent he is.
You can access the power predictions here.
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