Who was faster in Hungary? "Maybe Mercedes had a slight advantage"

02-08-2021 15:12 | Updated: 02-08-2021 18:13
by GPblog.com
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Who was faster in Hungary? Maybe Mercedes had a slight advantage

Red Bull Racing seemed to have things pretty much sorted out a few races before the summer break. The team won race after race and Max Verstappen's lead over Lewis Hamilton was growing by the week. But just how fast things can go, was shown in Silverstone and at the Hungaroring. Two moments in the first lap, and suddenly Mercedes tops both the drivers and constructors championship again.

Fluctuations in points

Ross Brawn, in his column for F1.com his column on the race in Hungary. Especially Lewis Hamilton stood out in a positive way. The Briton got out of his car heavily exhausted. "In Hungary he fought every lap to get back to the front, so I can understand why he was tired. It's a circuit where there's no break, you don't get a breather. I wish him all the best with his recovery."

Brawn understands that it has been a frustrating weekend for Red Bull, but advises them not to remain in sackcloth and ashes. "I've been in the situation Red Bull are in now, where you lose a significant gap in the championship standings because of reliability or accidents. I remember this happening a couple of times with Ferrari. When you don't finish, it really hurts, because it's where you get these huge swings in points. Sure, Max finished, but he only just got into the points, while Checo's race was over on the first lap."


What is certain for F1's Sporting Director is that it's going to be another great season. "I'm not sure who was the most competitive in the race - it looked like it would have been close. Maybe Mercedes had a slight advantage. You get these swings in championships. If we have another half season like this after the break, we are in for a cracker."

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