Who will be the Portimao Circuit King?

Who will be the Portimao Circuit King?

ALGARVE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, PORTUGAL - MAY 02: Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, battles with Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B during the Portuguese GP at Algarve International Circuit on Sunday May 02, 2021 in Portimao, Portugal. (Photo by Charles Coates / LAT Images)

The battle between front runners, Mercedes & Redbull is all set. Bottas topped the chart on Saturday qualifying session, with Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen completing the top 3

Redbull’s 2021 title challenger has taken a big leap forward by surpassing the performance levels of Mercedes W12

Portugese GP is a crazy circuit with multiple elevation changes & with downhills it creates a rather more enthralling circuit. Bottas like last year was much more comfortable than Lewis in the practice sessions & even found pace in the qualifying session edging Lewis.

Lewis on saturday had a solid Q2, but lost a bit of time in Q3 with Medium tyres as the tyres couldn’t fire up for Lewis thus lacking grip. Verstappen had a clumsy Q3 and wind did disturb his Redbull on turn 13 & he couldn’t find pace to split the Mercedes or clinch pole.

Perez had a tough qualifying session as his Redbull couldn’t fire up the tyres with the grip he was looking for but still had a decent pace to bring his Redbull to P4.

Sunday looks stunning with a lot of overtaking opportunities for Mercedes & Redbull drivers. Max has his eye set for the 2021 World Championship with his fierce Honda powered 2021 title challenger RB16B. Lewis looks ever hungry to challenge Redbull & his teammate Bottas with his W12, as we saw his magical performance in Imola. Mercedes is working 24/7 on improving W12 as compared to Redbull’s fierce challenger.

Who do you think will conquer the Portimao circuit?