Coming into the US Grand Prix subsequent, many pundits and former F1 drivers have prompt Mercedes to be the clear favorites. With solely 6 races to go, any slip up might guarantee both Pink Bull or Mercedes to slide within the title competition. Former F1 driver and pundit Tom Coronel feels that the ace Dutchman is conscious he now has an issue towards the seven-time world champion, given Mercedes have a sooner automotive in the direction of the top.
Having fought so bravely towards the Brackley based mostly staff, it could be sham for Christian Horner’s staff if they’ll’t battle until the very finish. Talking on the Dutch version of the RacingNews365 podcast, Tom Coronel instructed F1 journalist Ruud Dimmers that he believes Verstappen and Pink Bull know they’ve turn out to be the underdogs.
Tom Coronel on Max Verstappen
“I see they nonetheless have a small drawback there, Max and Pink Bull know that too,” Tom Coronel stated, when requested in regards to the outright tempo of the RB16B. “We simply noticed that Mercedes has the sooner automotive. You additionally see that when Bottas can win races, as a result of the 2 actually sharp males are, after all, Lewis and Max.”
“I positively suppose Hamilton is the person to beat, particularly if you happen to look again at this season,” Dimmers stated. “The place had been Red Bull actually sooner? The 2 races in Austria and Monaco, however these had been additionally the one three races. Then you will have 13 left so, within the majority of the races, Mercedes was simply sooner.”
Tim Coronel stated that Hungary, which ought to have favoured Pink Bull, was the clearest indicator that Mercedes had seized the initiative.
“Truly, I already noticed it in Hungary, which is a typical Pink Bull observe, however the distinction was large there too,” Coronel stated. “Mercedes continues to be the staff to beat, they usually have the stronger automotive.”
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