Silverstone: Christian Horner expects Mercedes / Formula 1

Silverstone: Christian Horner expects Mercedes / Formula 1


Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner does not just expect Ferrari to take part in the first bout in Silverstone. The British also do not want to cancel the Mercedes, as he insists.

Mercedes has brought a comprehensive update to the home game in Silverstone. The team’s world champions expect to make it to the top. The first day was hopeful for the star factory factory team: Lewis Hamilton was the second fastest in both practice sessions.

In the last free hour of practice, the seven-time world champion turned the fifth round faster. Fellow George Russell was the fastest finish fourth behind two Red Bull Tournament players Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez and behind Ferrari star Charles Leclerc. His teammate Carlos Sainz was forced to settle for sixth place behind the two Silver Arrow duo.

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner had already warned ahead of the third of practice: “It is possible that we will see six cars vying for top spot. We knew Mercedes could do well in this type of circuit, as we did in Spain, and the Barcelona circuit is the most similar in terms of corner types and pitch structure of anything we’ve run this year. “

“Mercedes were very strong there and they certainly have a good improvement here. We also know that Ferrari was very fast in Barcelona and some of the updates we have introduced here are designed to address our weaknesses in this type of song.” “It would be great for the fans if we had six cars in front. And I think the weather will also be a factor here.”

Exercise 3, Silverstone

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Tournament, 1: 27.901 minutes
02. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Tournament, 1: 28.311
03. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1: 28.348
04. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 1: 28.426
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1: 28.488
06. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1: 28.689
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, 1: 29.102
08. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, 1: 29.158
09. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, 1: 29.510
10. Fernando Alonso (ES), Alpine, 1: 29.520
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, 1: 29.552
12. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, 1: 29.593
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, 1: 29.752
14. Alex Albon (T), Williams, 1: 29.780
15. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, 1: 29.885
16. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, 1: 29.892
17. Yuki Tsotaka (J), AlphaTauri, 1: 30,039
18. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, 1: 30.293
19. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, 1: 30.489
20. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1: 30.523