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Mercedes hope they can fight Red Bull in Mexico

Mercedes think that they will have to fight hard to match the rapid Red Bull car at the Mexican GP, similarly to in Austin last weekend.


  • Red Bull brought a difficult car to catch at the US GP and Mercedes struggled to match its pace.
  • Max Verstappen won at the COTA last round by just over one second ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
  • Mercedes chief engineer Andrew Shovlin believes that this scenario of Hamilton trying to catch Verstappen could repeat itself in the Mexican GP.

What he had to say:

  • “For us, if we can take the race to them like we did [in Austin], that’s probably the best-case scenario that we’re going to envisage.”
  • “There’s a lot to do, it’s such a different circuit and it’s such a different environment for the power unit to operate in.”
  • “There haven’t been many circuits where we’ve been far off the pace. We’ve struggled in Monaco, we were struggling in Baku [and] we struggled a bit in that second [race in] Austria. But there are more of them where we can challenge them, and we can challenge for poles.”
  • “We know where we’ve struggled there in the past, we know what we need to be working on in the next week or so, and that’s what we’ll get stuck into.”
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