Everyone has watched numerous replays of Grosjean’s shocking accident in the previous race. He crashed with an estimated speed of 221km/h and withstood an impact of 53G! In the past decades, we would me mourning yet another victim but Romain managed to escape from the wreckage and get out of the car himself thanks to the modern F1 technology and halo.
Apart from that, Lewis Hamilton, who won the last race, was tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be taking part in the next race. George Russell has been announced to take his place. Jack Aitken will take his position in Williams and Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, with replace Grosjean in Haas.
With Hamilton missing the race, it’s difficult to predict what will happen. Verstappen, Bottas and possibly Russell (?) can take the win. Russell has never finished in the points. If he manages to get ahead of Bottas in either race or qualifying will be a huge motivation boost and another indication of his enormous talent. The model does not seem to give a boost to Russell, which is obviously not right, so I’ll have to check why it does so.
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