Red Bull sees Mercedes closing in on F1 2022: “They’re closing the gap”

Red Bull sees Mercedes closing in on F1 2022: “They’re closing the gap”


Mercedes walked next to Red Bull in France

Image: Red Bull / Grand Prix Content Pool

F1 2022: LECLERC STRIKES VERSTAPPEN TO WIN FORMULA 1 FRANCE GP. HAMILTON IS 2ND | summary

Mercedes achieved its best result of the 2022 season last Sunday (24) in the French GP. Lewis Hamilton finished the race in second place, behind only Max Verstappen, and George Russell completed the German team’s first podium of the year. After struggling and struggling with the performance of the W13, Mercedes finally seems to be close to the feud involving Ferrari and Red Bull.

The two rivals are certainly following what the German team is doing. Christian Horner, the boss of Taurus, said he was not very happy with the performance of Mercedes in the straight line, but he agreed that the progress of the silver arrows was inevitable.

“Not really. Nothing caught our attention. They were certainly sure of their positions before the weekend. I think until the end Max was very comfortable. But you can see they are closing the gap, they are closing.”, said Horner after the French doctor.

Max Verstappen won the Formula 1 French GP (Image: Red Bull Content Pool)

“I have heard Toto [Wolff] they say they’re going to work over the summer break to improve the car, which would obviously be illegal,” joked Christian.” “But you can see they are getting closer and closer,” he concluded.

Mercedes now collects five consecutive races with at least one car on the podium. In addition, the team has not yet had any problems with mechanical breakdowns, which could be decisive in the second half of the season. However, the German team remains winless in 2022.

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