Episode #329: Made In America (2021 United States Grand Prix)

Verstappen outduels Hamilton, Checo goes thirsty, and a grid walk goes horribly wrong. Welcome back, to Motorsport101.

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Living in Ammerrrrrrrrrrrica. For the first time in 2 years, Formula 1 returned to the United States for a good old fashioned time trial showdown between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, with the Red Bull man coming out on top. Just. We break down an intense fight that was decided on tyre conservation, strategy and the two best racing drivers on the planet beating the shit out of each other over 300km, and where we think the title race might be heading with four rounds left.

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We also had a man over there, RJ O’Connell of course! And we touch base with him on what makes COTA special. It was an overriding theme of the weekend, with an estimated 400,000 people descending into Texas, pushing the infrastructure, with a lot of people adamant that Formula 1 is on the brink of a Mainstream push in a market it seems desperate to crack. But is that actually the case? Dre and King break down the hard numbers behind the attention to make sense of it all.

Annoyingly though, the biggest story of the weekend might have been Megan The Stallion’s appearance on the grid walk and a clash with Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle, with the latter being shoved out of her former presence via a bodyguard. A story that went so viral, TMZ ended up reporting on it. As much as the protagonists involved took it all in seemingly good grace, the gang broke down the underlying BS beneath the surface and why many people were channeling their anger in the wrong areas. 

All that and more in America, on Motorsport101, check back soon for Fabio Quartararo’s title win in Misano 2!

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