Silverstone is now behind us, but the echo of the accident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, which had a heavy impact on the final result of the British GP, is still being felt. Amid controversy, spite and accusations, however, we must also try to look ahead. In fact, on the horizon, after a weekend of rest, you can already see the Budapest weekend. The Hungarian capital will be home to the 11th GP of the season and will represent the turning point of the championship before the summer break. The tortuous Hungaroring, however, even more so after the events in England, takes on the role of the first real seasonal crossroads for Red Bull and Mercedes.
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A success by Verstappen and the young bulls would have the taste of revenge and would allow the Dutchman to go on vacation with part of his advantage restored. Conversely, a new triumph for Brackley’s team would overturn the mental plan of the challenge. In fact, the season would start from scratch, with Mercedes once again the favorite. Precisely in reference to the race scheduled for August 1, however, the team principal of the silver arrows – Toto Wolff – has again moved the pendulum of the prognosis towards Milton Keynes. “On paper, we cannot claim to be among the favorites – said to RTL the boss of Mercedes – but of course we will do everything possible to keep the championship open. Or even take the lead “.
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“It will certainly be much more difficult for us there than at Silverstone. On the other hand, I think now we understand each other a little more. In the Formula 1 environment, there is a tendency to oscillate between euphoria and despair – added Wolff, inviting calm – so if you have a bad race, like we did before Silverstone, then we’re out. Then we win at Silverstone and suddenly we are back on track. I think, as a team, we just have to stay stable. Being aware of our strengths, developing the machine and at the same time operating flawlessly “.