'Red Bull is on par but will go further than Mercedes to clinch title'

15-08-2021 10:40
by GPblog.com
F1 News
'Red Bull is on par but will go further than Mercedes to clinch title'

Looking ahead to the rest of the title fight between Red Bull and Mercedes in 2021, former Formula One driver Christian Klien rates Red Bull's chances high. Not because they have the upper hand over Mercedes, Klien believes, but because they are willing to go further than the competition.

"It's pretty even, Red Bull are at eye level. But they will do more to win this world title than Mercedes", Klien began in conversation with Speedweek. "Red Bull has been behind Mercedes for years. You can't and don't want to miss this opportunity."

Battle for the history books

Klien then assesses Verstappen's chances of winning the drivers' title: "In a certain way, he's a simpler racing driver, he's a pure racer and has a lot of self-confidence. That will help him a lot to get over the setbacks and to look ahead. He will come out of the summer break even more motivated. And one thing is clear: it will remain tight and aggressive, both are at eye level."

Nevertheless, Klien knows that the battle between Hamilton and Verstappen will be one for the history books. Klien: "If we talk about Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton ten years from now, it will be something like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost."

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