Christian Horner Seeking High-Altitude Advantage to Rule-Out Lewis Hamilton’s US Stronghold

Will Lewis Hamilton be able to take the initiative back in his favor as the Formula 1 2021 action moves onto the States?

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Christian Horner on Mercedes real wing

Max Verstappen re-took the lead in the driver’s championship by 6 points in the recently concluded Turkish grand prix against Lewis Hamilton. However, with only 6 races remaining, US Grand Prix will be the next race coming this weekend. With Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes being deemed as the team to beat on this venue, Christian Horner hopes the high-altitude races in Mexico and Brazil will offset the seven-time world champion’s Austin stronghold. 

Verstappen has already suggested that the title race could be a struggle from now on and he will need to work much harder to pull off the upset in the championship battle. However knowing that Lewis Hamilton has been utterly dominant in the States, anything less than a victory shall not be considered fruitful for the Brackley-based team. 

What was Opinionated by Christian Horner? 

Christian Horner on Lewis Hamilton after Max Verstappen Crash
Christian Horner and Max Verstappen

On why that may be the case, Horner explained as quoted by GPFans“I think we know the next race in Austin has been a Hamilton stronghold for quite a few years now. 

“But then Mexico and Brazil, hopefully, the higher altitude races tended to be quite strong for us in the past, and then not really sure what to expect in the last three. It is going to be fascinating but we are going to have to be at the very top of our game.” Horner added, “We managed to extract the maximum we possibly could. 

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Lewis Hamilton and Christian Horner

“Good execution of pit stops, good strategy, we got the calls right on the pit wall and with the drivers so that was a positive but certainly the venue [was] strong for Mercedes on outright pace.”

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