As a result of the absolute domination of the Mercedes-Benz team, Formula 1 has suffered from predictability during the last couple of seasons. A subtle rule change and a much improved Honda engine seems to have levelled the playing field. This resulted a truly spectacular season opening, Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday. Lewis Hamilton had to pull out all the stops to clinch what was far from a predictable victory in the new W12 E-Performance. Strictly speaking, it is not a new car at all as the regulations have limited the development work that could be done. Carried over from last year were the chassis and gearbox but the W12 does benefit from a new engine. Further changes were also made to the aerodynamics to meet ensure the car meets the revised regulations intended to reduce overall downforce. Judging from the Bahrain qualifying and race, the 2021 seasons will most definitely not be boring or predictable.
One team that did not even opt to use the two available development tokens is Haas F1. The VF-21 used at Bahrain is little more than a repainted VF-20 with only the necessary changes made to meet the regulations. The American team have opted to use all of their precious resources for the development of the 2022 car, all but giving up on the 2021 season.
For enthusiasts of modern high performance sports cars, Bonhams will host the dedicated Supercars on Sunset sale on April 10th. Among the cars already consigned are a pair of limited production McLarens; a Senna and an Elva. Like so many recent high-end cars that end up on the auction block, both cars are only delivery miles only.

Enjoy the links:

2021 Haas VF-21 Ferrari

2020 McLaren Elva (SBM26ACA3MW815045)

2019 McLaren Senna (SBM15ACA1KW800197)

2021 Mercedes-Benz W12 E Performance