Mercedes came to Russia as a big favorite, who will salt the wounds of Red Bull and Max Verstappen with a good result. because Dutchman took a new power unit a grid penalty. Hamilton’s victory and Verstappen’s second place increased the difference of the silver arrows in front of the red bulls – but not as the team from Brackley would like.

Former racer Ralf Schumacher believes that this year we saw more errors by the Mercedes team than ever. He concludes, however, that the pressure is coming to silver arrows team

“Mercedes is making mistakes like never before. This time we could have both race cars up front. They were not happy with Verstappen’s second place, as they know that there are some drizzles coming where Red Bull can hope for some advantage. ”

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Verstappen was “stuck” behind Fernando Alonso for ten more laps before the end and it already seemed that will fair to come to terms with a modest 7th place. Then the rain came and the Dutchman made the most of the difficult situation.

“It is true that Verstappen was a bit lucky, but in terms of on how many accidents they had throughout the season, they would have deserved it. If, for example, Verstappen’s tire had not punctured in Azerbaijan, they would now be boldly leading the championship. ”

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