Will we see non-Mercedes drivers taking the crown? It was last since 2013. This is a possibility that Silver Arrows is seriously considering. We hear Mercedes Technical Director James Allison accept that he expects Red Bull’s driver, Max Verstappen to be in a great position now. He may be strong enough especially in the two matches, opening races of the season in Austria. Earlier, we confirmed that there are races going to be held next month, two at Res Bull’s Ring, and one followed by a single race in Hungary.
We know Verstappen won in Austria for the last two years continuously. Also, he took his first career pole at this very place. It was at Hungaroring in 2019. With these facts, he seems to be reigning now. And this makes Allison think clear about who among Mercedes rivals is going to dominate the first few races of course. He is in doubt that Max Verstappen is going to be a formidable opponent this time. They know Ferrari showing up for some private tests as well. And this confirms that Max is going in strong for Austria.he knows Red Bull is always super pumped for this. And the track record is a bit of favor for them, for a few years.
Mercedes record since the last two Red Bull Ring races is terrible. Though they won every Austrian Grand Prix in between 2014 and 2017.