Formula 1: Mercedes promises a lot at Silverstone

Formula 1: Mercedes promises a lot at Silverstone

“We know that the two top teams (Red Bull and Ferrari, note) have a lot of lead. Our challenge is to close that gap, said Wolff. “It’s also our home game, because Brackley and Brixworth are our team members. are very close. Members will be on the track on Friday watching the results of their hard work from the grandstand.

X-Formula 1 driver Christian Klein is eagerly waiting to see if Mercedes – Hamilton has already won eight times at Silverstone – can take another step forward. “The track is also very flat with some bumps, which helps Mercedes a lot. And Canada was a ray of hope for Lewis, he is approaching his form,” said Klein. Hamilton’s teammate and compatriot Russell is contesting his first home Grand Prix with a competitive car.

Ferrari needs a quick win

However, world champion Max Verstappen has won six of the last nine races, holding a 49-point lead over Ferrari player Charles Leclerc. Sergio Perez is just 46 points behind Monegasque. Given the current trend, many more fans in the Formula 1 environment are already concerned that the World Championships could be decided soon after the summer. If Ferrari and Leclerc still want to have a decisive say, victory must come quickly.

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Verstappen has celebrated victories in six of the nine races so far this season

In terms of racing speed, “Scuderia” and Red Bull are basically on the same level. This was also shown in the previous race in Montreal, where Verstappen had to defend strongly against Carlos Sainz to secure his victory. “Both teams have equally fast cars, in Canada Ferrari was a bit faster in the race. But the implementation has to be better,” Klein said.

Red Bull does a ‘better job’

“But stability isn’t necessarily surprising, Ferrari makes mistakes during pit stops and you have to improve strategically as well. You can’t allow yourself to do these things in a tight World Cup,” Vorarlberger continued. Red Bull just do a better job. At the start of the season, when you didn’t have such a strong car, you compensated a lot with strategy.”

However, an early decision was not made for long, Klein recalled last year when the World Cup duel in England resumed. The crash of Verstappen and Hamilton, who were still defending champions at the time, heated up a few days later. “Verstappen had everything under control. Then came Silverstone and Budapest, and hey presto – the lead is gone,” Klein said. Although according to him this will not happen this year. “Silverstone is a flowing circuit with sharp corners that require top speed,” the 39-year-old explained. “Ferrari is more comfortable on mechanical, twisty tracks.”

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