“I think we still play the role of the hunter, not those of the prey.” Toto Wolff despite the world rankings to the contrary, he believes that Red Bull is still the team in the role of favorite for the final success in this 2021. Indeed, before the last two races marked by accidents Max Verstappen had a large advantage over Lewis Hamilton. The Dutchman achieved five stage wins against the four of the seven-time world champion, Red Bull even won six races against Mercedes’s four as Sergio Perez won in Azerbaijan while Valtteri Bottas is still at zero claims.
“Being hunters allows us to present ourselves on the track driven by the taste of the challenge that we face with fun, we have nothing to lose since we have a deficit in terms of competitiveness towards our rivals”, added the number one of the Mercedes wall in a video posted on Twitter in which Wolff has taken stock of this first half of the season. The Austrian manager pointed out that one of the keys was correctly interpret how to use the tires: “We figured out how to use the tires properly and our performance was much more convincing in Great Britain and Hungary”.
Rewinding the tape of the season so far, Wolff highlights the roller coaster experienced by Mercedes: “In the spring we did well in Portimao and Spain, but then we went through some difficulties in Munich and Baku. Now we are on a good path, we will continue to fight every weekend in the hope that this will be enough to keep the championship open until the end ”. There are still twelve races to be played pandemic permitting, more than have already gone to the archive. We will start again in Belgium, a track that will give very important indications also in terms of power units, with the mutual suspicions between Mercedes and Red Bull that continue to wind against the background of a decidedly exciting tug-of-war.