Good news for Verstappen: 'There just isn’t a definitively faster car'

26-10-2021 18:22 | Updated: 26-10-2021 19:49
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Good news for Verstappen: 'There just isn’t a definitively faster car'

Mercedes seemed to have found the speed during the Turkish Grand Prix. Where Red Bull Racing did everything they could to stay ahead of the competition, the German team was simply too fast. In the United States, however, things were different, according to Mark Hughes.

The journalist from the official website of Formula 1 saw Max Verstappen walk off the track as the winner on Sunday afternoon. The Dutchman fought back after a disappointing start and finished in first place, while Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line as second driver.

Mercedes can make little difference in America

More striking, however, was the speed Mercedes had last weekend. Although the team of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas could clearly drive faster than Red Bull, it failed to outperform its rival in America. Instead, Red Bull did significantly better. According to Hughes, this is going to make for an exciting end to the season.

"The Mercedes remained faster than the Red Bull at the end of the straights – but by nowhere near the margin apparent in Istanbul," he wrote. "It seems there just isn’t a definitively faster car. Which just makes the prospects over the remaining five races all the more exciting."

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