F1 News: Christian Horner Reveals Stresses In Mercedes Garage
Red Bull chief Christian Horner has commented on the atmosphere in the Mercedes garages as the F1 season evolves around him. As we’ve all seen, Mercedes isn’t as potent as it used to be, with Lewis Hamilton seriously struggling for the majority of the season so far, and Red Bull and Ferrari are now leading the pack.
In an interview with the Telegraph, Horner talks about how things have changed in the Mercedes garage, admitting that he’s never seen this amount of tension from another team during his career in the sport.
“To be honest with you, I just tried to stay true to our values, to keep our heads down and do the best job that we could,” Horner admitted.
“But you could see that it boiled over in the garage next door on a few occasions. That’s something I haven’t seen against another competitor.
“I’ve raced against Ross Brawn, Stefano Domenicali, Ron Dennis, Flavio Briatore, and I never, ever saw that kind of reaction.”
Mercedes saw a better weekend in Canada with Hamilton and teammate George Russell coming P3 and P4 respectively. But the team still chooses pessimism as they head into Silverstone in the next couple of weeks.
“It has been contained to being on track, which is healthy,” Horner continued. “It’s the way it should be. Last year it bubbled over into a lot of off-track politicking, and other things in the background. It’s a lot less personal now.”
This comes after Toto Wolff pushed for the FIA to involve themselves more in the porpoising issues a lot of the teams are battling with. Of course, this hasn’t been met with kindness from the likes of Red Bull.