Horner: 'Fortunately Mercedes made a strategic blunder today'.

01-08-2021 20:51
by GPblog.com
F1 News
Horner: 'Fortunately Mercedes made a strategic blunder today'.

Christian Horner saw Max Verstappen lose the lead in the world championship on Sunday afternoon. Where Lewis Hamilton finished in third place, Max Verstappen came no further than a tenth final position.

It was a great performance by the Dutchman who drove the entire race with a damaged car. As a result, Verstappen did not even get past Mich Schumacher's Haas car for a long time. "Let's say that Mick Schumacher had more downforce this race than Max," Horner stated to Motorsport.com. "But he drove the lungs out of his body. He got one point, a point that could be crucial at the end of the year. And the mechanics further tightened the fastest pit stop time, so yes, we'll keep fighting."

Hamilton decided not to go in for the restart, while the other drivers did. As a result, the British driver found himself at the back of the grid after a few laps. "Fortunately Mercedes made a strategic blunder today. And it looked like Fernando Alonso was driving in service of Red Bull. As a result, the damage was less than what it could have been."

Verstappen and Hamilton in World Championship

Verstappen was still ahead of Hamilton by more than 30 points before the British GP, but that changed in recent weeks. The Red Bull driver goes into the summer break six points behind his rival.

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