Schumacher Predicts a Difficult Weekend for Red Bull and Mercedes Dominance at the Eifel GP




Ralf Schumacher’s opinion holds a lot of value in the world of F1. The German analyst belongs to the famous Schumacher blood and renders a crisp opinion about myriad topics in F1. His recent column spoke of Mercedes and the table toppers.

We have to acknowledge the competition for P3 is intense. Although McLaren seems to sit strong in their position, it will be difficult to stop Racing Point as they are coming in hot. Perez is performing well and Lance is making all the use of his ‘pink Mercedes’ to grab all points possible. However, Mercedes is racing way ahead.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 27, 2020. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in action at the first corner of the race. Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

Schumacher feels that the german constructors are way ahead and are out of the competition. They are already en route to win the championship again. Although that still leaves 2 spots empty, the actual battle is for these two. Red Bull may seem comfortable in their P2, but the conditions may disturb them.

“I look forward to the coming weekend with great anticipation. Mercedes feels out of competition at the moment. But after that it will be really exciting again. Among other things, I have a lot of confidence in McLaren. I’m not so sure about Red Bull yet. They need rather warm temperatures.” commented the German

Red Bull’s aim to get Mercedes will have to wait

Ralf predicts a storm coming Red Bull’s way. The power unit has been malfunctioning. To aggravate situations, Nurburgring may witness rain, snow, or both this weekend. Red Bull will have to keep an eye out for that if they want Max on the podium.

“I can basically rule that out for the Nürburgring in October. Even snow is not impossible! The weather can and will have a major impact on the weekend. This is traditionally the case at the Nürburgring. That promises to be very entertaining for the audience.” warned Ralf.

Eventually, it all comes down to the tracks. The teams can prepare as much as they want. It all burns down to the moment the lights go out. Till then, all we can do is speculate. However, the advice might be helpful for many before the weekend.

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