By: Paul Seefeld, Sports Editor, The Pawprint
Christian Horner, the RedBull F1 team manager has always had an eye out on their biggest rival, Mercedes. After great results for Redbull in the Turkish GP last Sunday, Horner says that Mercedes has made “phenomenal” power gains and that their speed could be a big threat to Red Bull. For now, Redbull’s first driver Max Verstappen is in the lead of the championship, just 6 points above the seven time world champion, Lewis Hamilton.
However, on top of the driver’s standings, a major competition is also the constructor’s championship, which is the points of both drivers from each team combined.
Horner was very glad after last race to see both Red Bull cars on the podium, however, he mentioned in a recent interview that ; “Their straight line speed has taken a significant step recently, and I think that whereas we could match them with smaller wings previously, now we can’t get near.” This could be a serious issue for Verstappen as he leads the championship so far with hopes of winning his first world title this year.
On the other hand, this could be a great chance for Lewis Hamilton to catch up and go down in history as the Formula 1 driver with the most titles in history. Currently tied with racing legend, Michael Schumacher, with seven world titles. This year could possibly be his eighth.