Mercedes are 'up for fight' with Red Bull after F1 Anniversary GP setback

10 August 2020 12:01
Wolff says Verstappen is now a genuine title contenderMercedes principal says tyres investigation under wayThe Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has said he welcomes the challenge from Red Bull after his team were soundly beaten in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took victory at Silverstone on Sunday with a superb drive beating world champion Lewis Hamilton into second and his teammate Valtteri Bottas into third. Wolff believes all three drivers are now genuine contenders for the title.Verstappen pulled off a commanding win in a race where the Mercedes was revealed to have a problem with its tyres wearing and losing performance very quickly. With their rubber blistering at Silverstone they could not match Red Bull’s pace and Verstappen’s victory moved him up to second in the championship. He is now 30 points behind Hamilton and four in front of Bottas. The gap to Hamilton would be even closer had Verstappen not been forced to retire with an electrical problem in the first round at Austria. Related: Max Verstappen roars to spectacular victory in 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian