Christian Horner does not see Red Bull Racing as the big favorite for the Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix. The Briton states that the margins are already very small this entire season and that one cannot blindly trust that Red Bull will take the win.
This week the Formula 1 teams are preparing for the very last triple header of this season, consisting of Mexico, Brazil and Qatar. Over the years, the Red Bull Racing team has been incredibly strong in both Mexico and Brazil. The Austrian stable is therefore seen by many people as the favorite for victory on these circuits, but according to Horner, victory on those circuits is not obvious either. “It’s so close between the two teams this year. There’s no reason to believe it won’t be exciting again in the next few races,” Horner is quoted by Motorsport.com.
“We will have to stay focused and look at it session by session and race by race,” continued Horner. “Hopefully we’re strong there. Mexico and Brazil have been good tracks for us in the past. But this year it’s so close, in almost every race it’s only a few tenths apart. I don’t see why it’s different in Mexico would be.”
Standings in the championship
With five races to go in 2021, Verstappen has a twelve-point lead over Hamilton in the world championship. Since there are still 130 points on the table, things can still go either way. Mercedes is still at the top of the standings among the manufacturers. The German racing stable currently has a lead of 23 points, while the teams still have a maximum of 220 points to earn. “In both championships it is therefore not yet possible to say which way it will go.”