Verstappen warned Red Bull: 'Otherwise Mercedes will run away'

05-09-2021 21:29
by GPblog.com
F1 News
Verstappen warned Red Bull: 'Otherwise Mercedes will run away'

During the first half of the season there didn't seem to be much going on for Verstappen. The Dutchman was well ahead of Lewis Hamilton and had the faster car. However, everything changed during Silverstone and Hungary. Verstappen saw this coming and went to work with Red Bull during the summer break.

The Dutchman, he said during the press conference of the FIA after his victory in Zandvoort, sounded the alarm during the summer break. Indeed, he saw it coming after Silverstone and Hungary were dramatic weekends for Red Bull."You shouldn't look at statistics. You have to look at the race pace, not the results. That's why I also thought, and I also said this during the summer break, we really need to speed up the pace because otherwise they (Mercedes) will run away with it."

Red Bull has gone to work

According to Verstappen the team has improved since then, which was first seen at Zandvoort. Of course this was not possible at Spa due to the weather conditions. The Dutchman dominated the race in his own country and never saw his victory threatened. Still he is not 100% satisfied and there is still more to come.

"We still need to be faster, but it's going in the right direction. There are still a lot of different circuits to come. So it will go both ways anyway. We have to keep pushing and keep developing the car and bringing new parts."

At Monza, Verstappen will try to run further ahead of Hamilton and Mercedes with Red Bull and end the second triple header of the season on a positive note.

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