Christian Horner’s Red Bull and Toto Wolff’s Mercedes have traded blows for the best part of the last decade with Mercedes having the upper hand in the latter half of the decade. Red Bull has won 4 consecutive constructor’s championship from 2010-2013 while Mercedes has just the double of that. Mercedes took over from Red Bull in 2014 and were rampant from 2014-21 winning a grand total of 8 championships.
Red Bull have not been able to make inroads ever since 2014 and have failed to deal with pace and engine problems. Red Bull, being a drinks’ company, doesn’t make his own engine. Back in the day, Renault their direct rival provided them with the engine and did a decent job but Renault’s engine was just below par in their last year with Red Bull and hence the marriage ended.
Fortunes changed for the Milton Keynes outfit ever since their collaboration with Honda. The ball started rolling in the right direction and the team hasn’t looked back from there. Max Verstappen and Red Bull broke Mercedes’ dominance over the driver’s championship with Red Bull winning their fifth driver’s champion. Now, Christian Horner believes that Red Bull is back in business and how.
Christian Horner’s Red Bull have turned heads in the paddock after breaking Mercedes’ dominance in the driver’s championship department
Christian Horner has made it clear that Mercedes cannot control Red Bull anymore after years of dominance. Mercedes have their work cut out this season.
Christian Horner in one of his interviews said, “We are a bit more of a maverick than any other team and that is why Mercedes have not been able to control us.”
“Either through engine supply or drivers, Mercedes have done that with pretty much every other team over past years.”
“There has been an element of influence. There isn’t that influence with Red Bull and that makes us a very dangerous competitor.” As reported by planetf1.
Red Bull has taken giant strides towards the top of the grid ever since their marriage ended with Red Bull and they partnered with Honda. Red Bull is the one to watch out for with a competitive car and two of the best drivers in the world. Things could get fiesty between Red Bull and Mercedes in this upcoming season of Formula 1.