The car is around 0.5 seconds a lap slower. Verstappen is just the best driver on the grid and that's the reason it's closer.the pitting late for an extra point still isnt a good look.
dont think red bull are really as close consistently as people want them to be. other than the first stint hamilton was way faster.
Perez is a great driver but he needed to be in the mix this race so that Hamilton couldn't do that strategy.Mercedes still a long way ahead of Red Bull, Red Bull closer, but I think you can call the world championship already, Max doing well to keep up with them as well as he has so far, but the Merc’s have a lot up their sleeve.
Hamilton have to drive in second gear instead of first this year. This will shine through later when engine usage starts to come into play.
The only way F1 could have been interesting this year is if Russell got the second seat at Mercedes.The car is around 0.5 seconds a lap slower. Verstappen is just the best driver on the grid and that's the reason it's closer.
Surely it’s not them that make the call, wouldn’t they have a team of strategists for that?I think it is time for Red Bull to fire Horner at the end of the season. New leadership blood is needed. Horner just has no answers for Toto's superior tactically nous.
Yep, weird. Masks off for interviews then masks on the podium.Masks are back on.
The Red Bull is just not as fast as the Mercedes. Sacking their best people will make things worse. Red Bull and Max have good qualifying pace, but the Mercedes and Hamilton have better race pace over the longer distance.I think it is time for Red Bull to fire Horner at the end of the season. New leadership blood is needed. Horner just has no answers for Toto's superior tactically nous.
I honestly don't know why they even broadcast Mercedes radio communications, time after time its either Hamilton crying about something that within 3 laps magically disappears and he drives away from the field, or its someone crying over spilt milk before the Carton was even opened like this one.Interesting....so when Toto was complaining to Masi on the radio that they needed to give Mazepin blue flags as he was going to "make us lose the position"....
Looking at the onboard from HAM's car, he wasn't really within the 1.2seconds required for the Blue Flags that MERC was asking for, and when shown the Blue Flag Mazeepin moved over straight away....so Mazepin actually did nothing wrong in this instance