63: Sakhir: Can F1 Still Ignore Sergio Perez For 2021? – Kunal's F1 Blog

63: Sakhir: Can F1 Still Ignore Sergio Perez For 2021?

63: Sakhir: Can F1 Still Ignore Sergio Perez For 2021?


After 10 years and 190 race starts, Sergio Perez is finally a Formula 1 Grand Prix winner. In our Pits to Podium ( segment, Soumil and Kunal discuss how the Mexican went from P5 to P18 to P1 in the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. Like Perez, Lance Stroll drove a strong race – but could Racing Point have scored a 1-2 finish?

Also in this episode: George Russell’s stellar Mercedes debut, Valtteri Bottas’ struggles, Mercedes’ pit-stop embarrassments, maiden career podium for Renault’s Esteban Ocon and all other talking points from one of Formula 1’s most-memorable races of recent times. Should Formula 1 permanently host the Bahrain Grand Prix on the ‘outer’ layout? And has Alexander Albon blown all his chances to a Red Bull Racing seat in 2021? Write to us via our Facebook page ( . For now, tune in and re-live the crazy 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix!

(Season 2020, Episode 63)

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Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (
Stats courtesy: Sundaram Ramaswami ( & Nithyanand Ram (
Image courtesy: Racing Point F1 Team


Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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