Christian Horner has responded to George Russell’s claims that Red Bull were intentionally holding back, accusing Mercedes of the same tactics. Russell suggested that Red Bull had more speed to offer despite their dominant start to the Formula 1 season. He also alleged that Red Bull was aiming to reduce their winning margins to avoid the FIA making performance-limiting tweaks. Horner reminded the British driver that it used to be Mercedes leading the field by a distance with a run of eight consecutive Constructors’ Championship crowns, which came to an end in 2022, Russell’s first season at the team. Max Verstappen claimed his second victory of the new season in Melbourne, crossing the line ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The Dutch driver seems to be the leading contender for his third world title as Red Bull’s vehicle remains superior to the rest on the grid. However, some were surprised that Verstappen failed to pull away more from Hamilton during the race, but Horner explained that tyre management was key due to the race being a one-stop race and an early one at that. The F1 season continues in Baku in late April.
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