Ralf Schumacher: “Mercedes did not expect this” / Formula 1

Will the 2022 Formula 1 season flip right into a three-way battle after the summer time break? Who can recurrently compete with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell at Mercedes? Ralf Schumacher assesses the state of affairs.

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After 4 races in 5 weeks, the premier class professionals can take a deep breath – Formula 1 will now take a summer time break earlier than the Belgian Grand Prix at Cirque Spa-Francorchamps (August 28).

According to our German colleagues at Sky, Formula 1 pundit Ralf Schumacher says that the Red Bull Racing staff round Max Verstappen can look ahead to the remainder of the season with confidence, whereas Ferrari are stressed and the strain is mounting.

Ralf Schumacher: “There is little hope for Ferrari now with a view to the world title. Red Bull Racing is doing very properly, quite a bit has to occur to vary that.”

“Mercedes continues to be combating within the center and harmful for Ferrari, with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell taking extra factors than Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. No, Red Bull Racing needed to face many setbacks to battle for the championship within the second half of the season.”

The 47-year-old Schumacher (180 Grands Prix, six wins, fourth place within the 2001 and 2002 world championships) continues: “Mercedes was spectacular in Hungary. But it was spectacular that they themselves did not expect it. Depending on the street and circumstances, the automotive clearly has loads of potential. However, the automobile has not but been absolutely explored.”

“Hopefully the Silver Arrows will proceed to enhance as a result of a three-way battle for the win would definitely be a lot better for the followers. Especially brief and technical routes, the place loads of effort is required, Mercedes is properly suited.”

Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:39:36.533 hrs.
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +7.834 s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +12.337
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +14,579
05. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +15,688
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +16,047
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1:18.300 min
08. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpi, +1 lap
09. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 lap
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +1 lap
11. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 lap
12. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +1 lap
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1 lap
15. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
17. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +1 lap
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +2 laps
Out
Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, engine

Championship standing (after 13 out of twenty-two races)

driver
01. Verstappen 258 factors
02. Leclerc 178
03. Perez 173
04. Russell 158
05. Sainz 156
06. Hamilton 146
07. Norris 76
08. Okon 58
09. Botta is 46 years outdated
10. Alonso 41
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricardo 19
13. Gaseous 16
14. Hag 16
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 5
18. Walk 4
19. Album 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 431 factors
02. Ferrari 334
03. Mercedes 304
04. Alpine 99
05. McLaren 95
06. Alfa Romeo 51
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 27
09. Aston Martin 20
10. Williams 3

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