Red Bull concerned about Mercedes speed

At the Turkish Grand Prix it was exposed that the German team still has an ace up its sleeve.

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The lack of half a dozen races to lower the curtain on the 2021 tournament of the F1, Red Bull appears as the most winning team of the year with eight wins, two more than Mercedes, which until 2020 had the honor of being the team with the most celebrations.

The supremacy of the Austrian team is also noticeable with the succession of good results from the Dutch Max Verstappen, who went on to win three consecutive races (the French, Styrian and Austrian GPs) against the two that the Englishman won. Lewis Hamilton (GP's of Portugal and Spain), his rival for the title and spearhead of the German team.

Lewis Hamilton
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Since F.1 returned from its hiatus, it seemed like it would be difficult for Mercedes to reach Red Bull level, but in the last Turkish Grand Prix showed that their cars can still give a little more. The ace up the three-pointed star team's sleeve is the power unit, something worries Red Bull ...

"We have to think of something because the Mercedes are very fast on the straights," admitted Helmut Marko, advisor to the energy drink company, to ORF. "In Turkey they were almost 15 km / h faster, a speed similar to that achieved when the DRS is activated", exemplified.

“It has been like this since Silverstone and the difference is only increasing”, Marko added, visibly concerned about those small steps his rival started taking before the mid-year hiatus.

"I don't know what we can do with the superiority of its engine, but we have to further optimize our chassis to be able to balance it again", added the former Austrian driver.

The aim of the United States Grand Prix en Austin In view (24/10), Red Bull will have to work hard to counteract that small advantage of Mercedes since it is a track on which, in principle, the Black Arrows could fly again as in Istanbul.

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