“In 2022 the Mercedes couple will be formed by George Russell and Max Verstappen, it seems obvious to me“. Words from Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren. A prediction that is also certain for the Californian. Does he really believe in it or does he just want to put (further) discord among the teams that precede him in the Formula 1 hierarchy? Chris Horner responded with polite tones at the Bahrain Grand Prix press conference, the Austrian colleague’s response more salacious Toto Wolff, which with Mercedes, since 2014, is dominating the Circus.
Wolff: “We will announce 2022 pilots in the summer”
“Brown is like Christian Horner. It just spreads mud (actually, Wolff uses stronger terms, ed). The condition of my drivers is the least of my worries. But I can imagine that on the outside it could be like that, the internal competition is very strong. Great drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas sense when a strong colleague arrives. And George Russell is the next generationWolff said according to reports RacingNews365.
Wolff then commented on the difficulties of the Mercedes. If we can speak of difficulties, given that the Brackley team closed the Bahrain Grand Prix with a first and a third place, despite appearing to be inferior to Red Bull: “The downside that we have lost with the new regulations exists, it’s beyond reclaim. The point right now is to be competitive with what we have. We need to understand our car better“.
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