RaceFans Spherical-up: Mercedes benefit within the subsequent two races

Conclusion: After Max Verstappen took the lead again yesterday, his Red Bull team boss Christian Horner expects Mercedes to fight back hard in the coming races.

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Advantage Mercedes in the next two races – Horner

After winning the first two races after the summer break – including the abandoned Belgian Grand Prix – Horner expects Mercedes to have a lead in the next two races in Monza and Sochi.

“Your vehicle and engine package has traditionally always been very strong in those two places,” he said. “They were weaker venues for us.

“I expect they’ll have the advantage in the next two, but after that it should go smoothly, I would certainly hope. So the next two weekends for us will be about limiting the damage as much as possible and extracting as much as possible from the car.

AlphaTauri told Gasly to slow down

Gasly flew on the way to fourth place Pierre Gasly says his AlphaTauri team told him to slow down sometimes on his way to a strong fourth place at Zandvoort.

“I’m really happy,” he said. “The car is fast, I managed to set it up the way I wanted and the team did a fantastic job all weekend. So today we flew.

“They kept asking to slow down the pace for the tires and I just wanted to push more because we had more pace. But all in all, very good management and a great race. “

Zandvoort is open to changes in dates

Dutch Grand Prix promoter Jan Lammers says the venue is not tied to a September date for future races.

“I’m not focusing on that,” Lammers said yesterday. “That is not my calling.

“This is one of the 20 or 21 races, whatever it turns out, so it has to fit into the overall picture of Formula One. I think if that suits them well, that is more important and I think we will adapt to “whatever it is.”

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Social media

Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram, and more:

My notes folder for the grille is still wet from spa

– Tom Stallard (@Tom_Stallard) September 5, 2021

Another insult to poor Valtteri – who is leading the race after all – TV statistics say Max will be his way in three laps – and it will be easy to overtake him !!

– Byron Young (@ byronf1) September 5, 2021

This could be a sign that you have reached the limit of how many buttons there should be on the steering wheel of an F1 car. Https://t.co/D2Eoqn5ySs#F1 #DutchGP

– Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) September 5, 2021

So if VER wins while AWS claims its tires are at -30%, can we agree that those metrics are a lot of junk?

– Gavin “Ole Dirty Hands” Ward 🇨🇦 (@GDubRacer) September 5, 2021

If Max can withstand the pressure of expectations of this great home crowd and Lewis gives absolutely everything in a factory merger, he really has nerves of steel.

– Martin Brundle (@ MBrundleF1) September 5, 2021

Subliminal oval track training today for F1 drivers. T3 was Darlington, down the main straight was Atlanta. #incoming

– Derek Daly (@ DerekDaly500) September 5, 2021

Four hours after the race. 70,000 fans. Not a single piece of trash fell. The Dutchman played well. pic.twitter.com/2nt8pEvi0q

– Ben Hunt (@benjhunt) September 5, 2021

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Interesting links on the topic of motorsport:

A good number of points in Zandvoort (Ferrari)

Carlos Sainz Jr.: “My race today was very far from what I was looking for. I couldn’t keep up with the pace of Friday because I had completely lost the good feeling I had with the car up until then. Me could just “I didn’t find the right balance, slipped too much, and I had a lot of degradation. I planned to attack and fight for positions, but in the end I had to defend. We have to analyze what happened today and move on. “

Good heart and little luck in Zandvoort (Alfa Romeo / Sauber)

“Everyone probably expected a chaotic race, with yellow flags, safety cars, but none of that happened: I still managed to have a good fight with Sebastian (Vettel) and then overtake Latifi and beat him on the last lap overtake what was fun. “

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