The 2021 season is approaching its conclusion, only the races in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are still on the program. According to Nico Hulkenberg, the race at Jeddah will be an important measuring point for the big favorite in the title fight. Who will have the better package, Red Bull or Mercedes?
“At the moment it really doesn’t matter”, Hulkenberg analyzes at ServusTV. “Saudi Arabia will probably be a decisive consideration, although things can of course change again in Abu Dhabi. It goes down to the details: who stays clear? Not just the drivers, but also the teams, pit crew and all other factors.”
According to Lewis Hamilton’s performance The Hulk in any case do not lie. “It was another sensational performance from him in Qatar. Something has really happened to him since Brazil. He has come alive and has more speed, performance and is more stronger than ever.”
Friction between Red Bull and Mercedes
It is clear to see that the ‘relationship’ between Red Bull and Mercedes has deteriorated during the 2021 title fight. Toto Wolff and Christian Horner regularly speak strongly about each other. Hulkenberg understands very well that this is a side effect of the fierce battle. “Obviously it’s not just about money here.”
“The energy, effort and time that both teams put into this show that it is all about everything. I am honestly not surprised that the boiling point has been reached between the teams,” said the former Formula 1 driver.