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Mercedes admits: 'Then Verstappen would have disappeared forever'

Against all expectations, Austin turned out to be Red Bull territory. This also came as a surprise to Mercedes, and so the team will investigate the reason for the disappointing performance. Lewis Hamilton 's chances of winning diminished considerably after the undercut by Max Verstappen. According to Mercedes, Hamilton only had a chance because of his good start. "If Lewis had gone into the first corner in second place, Max would have disappeared forever," the team's engineers state in conversation with Auto, Motor und Sport. According to them, the Red Bull was clearly the faster car on the medium tyres, which was evident from the early stages of the race in which Verstappen was...
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