“The intensity of the rivalry will be as pertinent as ever,” Christian Horner predicts as Red Bull prepares to lock horns with Mercedes again

Red Bull and Mercedes revving up to take this rivalry to a whole another level this season

Red Bull Racing's Team Principal Christian Horner
Red Bull Racing's Team Principal Christian Horner

Christian Horner and Red Bull had Mercedes gasping for breath at the end of the season with both teams sharing the spoils as Max Verstappen won the driver’s championship and Mercedes lifted the constructor’s championship. Red Bull started as a dark horse in the season but went on to almost demolishing the monopoly of Mercedes.

The last season was a treat for the fans all around the world, thanks largely to the scintillating performances by the two teams who had a foothold on almost all their competitors except each other. The last season was a roller coaster of emotions for the two teams and also put F1 on the sporting map once again.

The two literally went wheel to wheel and fought tooth and nail for every inch on the track which made it a spectacle and an edge of the seat affair. Apart from the controversial end to the season, it was a memorable season to say the least. But now that being done and dusted, F1 has new expectations to fulfill as they look to repeat the heroics of the last season.

Red Bull and Mercedes revving up to take this rivalry to a whole another level this season

Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton battling it out at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton battling it out at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1 has been proactive in the decision making as they go through a massive overhaul in regulations and necessary changes in the tracks and cars to increase overtaking maneuvers which would make every race an exciting affair. After seeing that happening, Mercedes and Red Bull have been licking their lips as they wait to rev up that engine and take this rivalry to another level.

Christian Horner recognizing that, recently said, “Certainly, we hope that there is going to be an equally exciting year, ideally a little less exciting at times, but an exciting season ahead and I think there could be some other competitors joining that battle as well.” 

“It’s arguably the biggest regulation change in the last 40 years but I’m sure the intensity of the rivalry between the teams and the drivers will be as pertinent as ever.”

“I think what you did see last year was a fantastic competition from the first race to the last race and I think that has been a key part of Formula 1’s revival in popularity has been that competition.” As reported by gpfans.

Red Bull and Mercedes are going to be the pace setters yet again, it seems. But, it’s not going to be a two horse race like last year. McLaren and Ferrari have been on the sidelines for way too long and this could be their season to go head to head with the duo and this could only mean one thing and that is we are in for a new season full of drama and enthralling racing.

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