The sports director of the Formula 1, Ross Brawn, believes that what happened in the Grand Prix of Mexico last Sunday is a new demonstration of "why" the highest category has opted for a new technical regulation that could favor overtaking.
"This race was another example of why we need the new technical rules coming next season, as it showed how difficult it is for cars to get close enough to launch an overtake," Brawn indicated in his space on the championship website.
For the British, in the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mercedes de Lewis Hamilton, "the closest", which could be placed after the Red Bull de Max Verstappen it was within the margin "One and two seconds." "And this is why we want to change the regulations, we want cars that can compete closer", he claimed.
Brawn stressed that the departure of the Dutch "It was fundamental to shape the race". "From there, the performance gap that we thought existed between Red Bull and Mercedes became real again," he underlined, noting that it was a "anomaly" that the German team dominated the qualification. "Once we got into the race and Red Bull had a clear track with Max, it was clear they had a useful performance advantage."he warned.
“Max was not wrong. It was an impressive performance. And although Checo Pérez won the recognition for Driver of the Day, for me it would have to be Max because of his control in the first corner, how he handled the restart perfectly with the safety car and how then he did not let anyone approach him "added the manager.
In this sense, Brawn remembers how Michael Schumacher "I used to spend a lot of time walking a track on Thursday before a racing weekend." “I would look at the curves and check the escape routes if things went wrong. So I knew if you can safely escape a bold move and be more confident in making that move. Max hit the first corner very well in Mexico and had the confidence to carry it out ”, remarked.
“There are four races left and anything can happen, so this championship fight is still far from over. I heard someone say that they both deserve to win the title, and somehow they do. ", sentenced the engineer.