“Red Bull didn’t do anything wrong today“. Word not of any one, but of Toto Wolff, who is fighting a bitter fight on and off the track against Red Bull to win the eighth consecutive World Cup. If the Mercedes team principal says so, we can really believe it, and in fact if Red Bull really wants to find a flaw at his weekend in Zandvoort, it is Sergio Perez’s Saturday, eliminated in Q1 due to traffic. For the rest, perfection: Max Verstappenhe ruled his home and even from the pits they were reactive to repel any strategic attack from Mercedes.
“It was a flawless race for the team todayRed Bull team principal Chris said Horner. “There is a great vibe here and I’ve never seen such a reaction in my entire career, the fans in Holland are incredible. It was important for Max to have a clean start: his ability to judge and understand the level of grip is impressive. We knew Mercedes would differentiate the strategy between Bottas and Hamilton, and they did exactly that. It was crucial for Max to get past Valtteri right away and cover up for Lewis’s undercut. The team did everything they could today to make sure Max had a smooth race and he did everything he needed. Perez he won the driver of the day award and had a great race. Not only did he start from the pit lane, but he also suffered a huge tire flattening. We therefore had to call him back to the pits for safety reasons: Checo found himself in an even more difficult position but managed to rebuild his race, obtaining important points for us. Looking forward, Monza and Sochi are tracks where Mercedes is in a dominant position, we expect them to have the upper hand: in the next two races we have to try to limit the damage and make sure to extract as much as possible from the cars. We are both there, this championship seems to be decided in Abu Dhabi“.
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