Jan Lammers expects a strong Mercedes in the last two races of the Formula 1 season. The German formation has regained the upper hand since the Grand Prix in Brazil and Lammers does not see that changing, he says in the Formula 1 podcast of the NOS.
After the Grand Prix of São Paulo, Lewis Hamilton also managed to secure the victory in Qatar in a dominant way. Max Verstappen was therefore unable to attack the Briton in both races and with eight points remaining between the two men, the last two races of the season will be extra exciting.
Lammers saw after the summer break that Mercedes has the better car: “They are in good shape. Some of the races Max won for this, Mercedes should have won. They have failed there, for example with the strategy.” The former Formula 1 driver knows that Red Bull is also scratching its head. “Of course they know even better than us how worrying this is,” says Lammers.
Verstappen teases race management
Verstappen was fined in Brazil after touching the rear wing of his competitor Hamilton. In addition, the Dutchman reacted laconically when he received the black and white checkered warning flag in São Paulo. He told his engineer to say hi to the stewards. “It’s all tough talk, of course, but it’s on the border,” Lammers explains. It can also cause problems in the future. “If they are in doubt about giving a penalty in the last Grands Prix. Or if they have to choose between a five or ten second penalty. What do you think they will do then?” concludes Lammers.