John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
3 minute read
7 Dec 2021
8:07 am

FLOYD ON F1: Saudi race made a mockery of the sport

John Floyd

Accidents and incidents aplenty as title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton goes down to the wire.

The Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix was only decided after two restarts on Sunday. Picture: AFP

After watching last weekend’s F1 happenings at the new Jeddah circuit in Saudi Arabia, I must ask a few questions. Firstly, who wrote the script for what appears to be another episode of Netflix’s Drive to Survive series, demonstrating the dangers within the sport of Formula 1? We saw several high-speed near misses, plus contact between cars and with the barriers around the 6.174 km street circuit. Then, the enthralling moment in the third leg of qualifying when Max Verstappen, on an incredibly quick lap, touched the wall on the final corner and retired the Red Bull, handing pole position...