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‘It’s not the end of an era in F1’

After a good start of ferrari and of Red Bull at this start of the season Formula 1, has left Mercedes out of the spotlight, but for the energy d


After a good start of ferrari and of Red Bull at this start of the season , has left Mercedes out of the spotlight, but for the energy drink brand consultant, Helmut Markothey should not stop seeing the German team in danger.

In an interview with a YouTube channel, Helmut explained that he sees far that the performance of Mercedes be the beginning of the end of the team, as it suffered Red Bull after 2013.

“You have to distinguish between the two cases. The post-2013 era coincided with the new engine rules, and Mercedes he had incredible dominance at this stage. They were up to two seconds ahead of everyone, but logically they didn’t show it”, he explained to Formel1.de.

“Now, the change of chassis and engine, the differences are not so great. Mercedes can no longer click and suddenly it’s a party for them. But the team is very well positioned and also has some really important people in the chassis area.

“I am completely convinced that they will come back if they control porposing. AND Lewis Hamilton He is nine points behind Verstappen, so it’s nothing. I don’t think it’s the end, but maybe we’ll have a battle on the same level,” he added.

Mercedes not only suffers from porposing, but the W13 doesn’t seem to have the best power unit, so they don’t have a good grill. Case contrary to that Red Bull and Ferrari managed to control it, so Marco I think it’s the fuel.

“I don’t know exactly why. Mercedes has lagged behind. Surely it must have something to do with the increase in synthetic fuel, which went from five to 10 percent,” he said.

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He also stated that for RB18 from Verstappen and of Mexican Czech Perez, it was still difficult, so he is not sure if Mercedes you trusted that or you didn’t.

“Well, it was not bread for us, and not everything is the same. But, of course, we don’t have that detailed knowledge of Mercedes.

“However, logic points to one explanation being fuel related. And, of course, when you lose so many important people. First of all, it’s gone Andy Cowelland then another 50 people or so, so the impact is logical, “he concluded.

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