Red Bull chief Christian Horner has shared his thoughts on the pace being shown by Mercedes, and it’s safe to say he sees a glint of light in the future of the team. He’s expecting the team to be quick at the French Grand Prix as the F1 calendar heads for Paul Ricard.
“We expect them [Mercedes] to be quick in [Paul] Ricard. They’re showing flashes of they being there. The last two races have been really decent for them and there has been no sign of any porpoising at all. They seem to be slowly bringing themselves back into the game”, Horner told the press according to Motorslat.
Mercedes had a poor start to the season, but with the team gaining pace, they’re also slowly gaining points as they continue to hunt down Red Bull’s 122-point lead. Ferrari currently sits 66 points away thanks to a number of DNFs.
Horner adds that he believes they could be in the running for the Constructor Championship:
“They keep continuedly scoring points, I’m not sure how far they are in the constructors’ or drivers’ [championships] at the moment, but sometimes have more cars to play is a good thing”, says Horner, before admitting that a 6-car showdown would be brilliant for fans of the sport.