Mercedes is playing dirty? “It’s part of F1”

Mercedes has been targeting Red Bull since the beginning of the 2021 season. Helmut Marko believes that some of the judges’ decisions were one-sided and hit the “red bulls”. It was for this reason that Red Bull intervened with the FIA ​​and the Formula 1 owner.

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Lewis Hamilton

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There are only two races left in Formula 1 until the end of the 2021 season, and the competition for the title promises to be exciting. Max Verstappen is only 8 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton, and the Briton has won the last two F1 rounds and seems to be in a better position. At the same time, there is a behind-the-scenes fight between Red Bull Racing and Mercedes.

At the beginning of the 2021 season, the German team took the “red bulls” into the sights, after the so-called flexible rear wings. Mercedes complained about the FIA, which introduced new regulations that hit the Milton Keynes team.

– When Red Bull saw that we were equal or even faster, he started to invent. First the flexible rear wings, then other false arguments set in motion, Helmut Marko, Red Bull motorsport adviser, told Motorsport.

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The actions of the Brackley team made Red Bull play similarly. – We took their behavior as an unsportsmanlike gesture, but at the same time we focused on what is happening in Mercedes. For example with the rear wings on their cars, ‘added the Austrian.

According to Marko, the total war in F1 is now due to the fact that the differences between Verstappen and Hamilton are so minimal. “When the title battle is so intense, such things happen. Especially when one of the teams is not used to the fact that they have competition – said the advisor of Red Bull, referring to the long-lasting domination of Mercedes in F1.

Marko also revealed that Red Bull was not satisfied with the judges’ decisions this year and found many of them unfair and favoring Mercedes. “We felt there was a certain one-sidedness in these decisions,” the 78-year-old revealed.

– That’s why we had some discussions with the FIA ​​and also with Liberty Media. I would say that this behavior is part of the F1 game, concluded Marko.

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David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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