Can Mercedes Benz Keep Up?
Red Bull’s F1 Racing team feels confident to challenge Mercedes in the Malasyian race aftermath where Mercedes engine failure cost the German auto team to fall out from first place leaving Red Bull to take the lead.
Now Red Bull sees Mercedes setting new engine parameters to limit and reduce risk, and see that as a chance to beat Mercedes in Japan.
Malaysian Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo believes Mercedes’ engine reliability concerns could further help Red Bull’s chances of challenging for another win in Japan.
Fresh from his success at Sepang last weekend, after Lewis Hamilton retired from the lead with a blown engine, Ricciardo senses the characteristics of Suzuka will better suit his car’s aerodynamic strengths.
And, in the wake of Mercedes admitting it will change its engine running parameters this weekend in a bid to guarantee reliability, Ricciardo thinks there is everything to play for. “It could bring us closer,” he said. “I think forgetting what happened last weekend, coming into this race we thought it would be one where we could have an advantage over Ferrari. And if it is wet we can get really close to Mercedes. Continue Reading