[Rassegna stampa] – The world championship duel that is pitting in the drivers and constructors standings Mercedes And Red Bull it is one of the most tense of the last 20 years in Formula 1. The battle between the drivers (Hamilton and Verstappen) and the two teams involved is fought without quarter, from the track – complete with accidents – to the rooms of politics. The controversies and requests for clarifications on technical specifications, on both sides, have accompanied the entire course of the championship so far and do not seem destined to cease. In particular, after the Istanbul race, it was Red Bull that returned to the assault. Around Milton Keynes it is not said openly, but there are dobey the regularity of the latest power unit mounted by Mercedes on their cars. According to the ‘bulls’, the speed growth in the straight line of the W12s of Hamilton and Bottas is too clear not to suspect anything.
The issue is extremely delicate, all the more so given that there are only six GPs to go until the end of the championship, and has also found space in the Italian newspapers. In an article published on the Corriere dello Sport by Fulvio Solms they tried to put together the pieces of this constant ‘strategy of tension’.
“Together with the engines, the related controversies must also be frozen, since they are a bit like the power units that are made to debut: new from the factory but basically old because they are the same. Thus Christian Horner’s insinuation 3 is absolutely identical to Toto Wolff’s insinuation 2. It happened that the head of Red Bull, frightened by the renewed competitiveness of Mercedes in Istanbul […] alluded to the possible irregularity of the new V6 mounted by Lewis Hamilton, without exposing himself in a clear accusation. […] Not being able to intervene on the engines […] the heads of Red Bull and Mercedes have resumed their psychological warfare. This strategy of suspicion obviously has its usefulness, even if it has forced the dialectical brakes and calls for calm after dangerous episodes seen at the Copse in Silverstone and in the Prima Variante in Monza. After the image of two cars arranged as bunk beds, a truce was established, now broken“.