Valtteri Bottas is convinced that Red Bull is in Interlagos showed the great progress that they have made in driving power unit cooperation with Honda, which was once a key asset of Mercedes.
The Finn believes that the Milton Keynes team is currently on the plains faster than Mercedes:
“We knew they were going to be strong, but I think they are even faster than we expected, especially on the plains. We know that they have always been exceptional in curves, but now they have also taken a major step forward with the engine.
Bottas also announced that we can expect a “very close” fight between Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari next season.
“Looking at what happened during the season, we can see that the differences are much smaller now. Given the fact that the rules will not change significantly for next year, we can expect a close fight between us, Ferrari and Red Bull. “