It’s been seven long years since Mercedes started to win and it built a strong hegemony, race after race. This could change in 2021, though. Red Bull has just started the season with a very strong car, who is bringing home superlative results with a great consistency, so solid to allow the Milton Keynes-based team first driver Max Verstappen to steal Lewis Hamilton the title lead away right after the Monaco Grand Prix.
The rivalry between Red Bull and Mercedes is getting more and more intense and the tension is increasing rapidly. Nevertheless, the Silver Arrows’ boss Toto Wolff shows a calm and confident attitude, declaring that a great fight with another team is exactly what Mercedes needs right now.
“Yes, we love the battle,- he stated. - It’s just what the doctor ordered after the past seven years.”
Talking about the direct rivalry between him and his Red Bull’s equivalent in Red Bull, Christian Horner, the Austrian compliments with his contestant for the excellently done job.
“And the relationship is always respectful. - he adds. - I think the job that Christian has done is very good and he was the youngest Team Principal to have won a world championship; he’s done four in a row.”
Certainly, Mercedes can count on seven years of domination to keep the pace but Red Bull is on growth and is gaining track race after race. At this point, the two teams are almost equals, even on the drivers’ point of view. The two top drivers are already fighting on and outside the track and the results obtained in Monaco are giving new life to the Milton Keynes team.
Will Toto Wolff’s doctor still be on this idea after Baku?