Hamilton: Long straights will give Red Bull advantage in Austria

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – JUNE 20: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda leads Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 20, 2021 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull will be the strongest contender at the two upcoming races in Austria, which will take place at the Red Bull Ring.

Hamilton missed out on the French Grand Prix victory after a disappointing performance which saw him struggle in both strategy and pace. Now, the 7-time World Champion suggest Red Bull will be the strongest player in Austria.

“It’s a power-hungry circuit, got those long, long straights so we could see something similar to this weekend,” he said.

“Obviously with the straight line speed of the Red Bull, but we’ve got three days to try and see if we can make adjustments and improvements and maybe if we maximize absolutely everything maybe we can give them a run for their money,” he concluded.

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