Miracles happen again and again!
In Formula 1, many players are probably clinging to this motto at the moment. Mercedes seems to be thinking this year. The silver arrows of the competition decreased by 1.022 seconds in qualifying at Silverstone and almost naturally start from position one and two in the race. (Formula 1: Great Britain Grand Prix in Silverstone, Sunday from 3.10 p.m. in SPORT1-Liveticker)
McLaren driver Lando Norris cannot imagine that this will change significantly in the race. Rather, he believes in a renewed demonstration of power. “Mercedes will probably overtake the entire field. And it will result in a double victory”, the Englishman tried after qualifying as a fortune teller.
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Mercedes from another world
In this opinion he is supported by his team boss. Andreas Seidl said: “We have to face the facts. Mercedes is currently driving like from another world.” However, the associated boredom in Formula 1 is not the problem of the silver stars, but attributable to the failure of the other teams.
Mercedes had worked hard for years and “we have to respect that,” he complimented the industry leader.
After all, things are not going badly for their own team. McLaren currently holds a strong third place in the team ranking. If you go to Norris, you will have nothing to do with the podium finishes this race weekend.
Norris hopes for miracles
Of course he wanted to attack another podium. “But considering our pace, we’re not so confident that something magical will happen,” he tried 20-year-old, who started from fifth, in realism.
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But Norris did treat himself to a little reverie regarding the race. “Maybe they all crash into turn one and I’m suddenly in the front. I’ll rely on that,” he said with a wink.