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Horner would not see Mercedes going after Purple Bull: “I might be stunned”

2021-05-06 08:50:13

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Purple Bull Racing has repeatedly disposed of a driver early lately. Since 2016, Daniil Kvyat, Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon have already been despatched packing on the group. Now there are additionally rumours that Mercedes need to do the identical.

Bottas changed by Russell

It was Britain’s Day by day Mail that got here out with the rumor this week that Mercedes needs to fireside Valtteri Bottas and change him with George Russell earlier than the tip of this season. Mercedes group boss Toto Wolff instantly denied the rumours nonetheless, however the truth is that Bottas’ efficiency lags far behind teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Nonetheless, Christian Horner would not suppose it is going to come to that at Mercedes. “I might be stunned in the event that they switched Valtteri and George halfway by means of the season,” the Purple Bull group boss instructed the Unbiased. “Valtteri has proven he can drive the automotive in a short time. Circumstances will all the time come up, so let’s wait and see how issues develop, however Valtteri has completed an ideal job for Mercedes lately.”

Within the curiosity of Purple Bull

A disappointing Bottas is after all additionally to Purple Bull’s benefit. For the primary time in years Max Verstappen’s group appears to have a critical probability on the world title. Verstappen is presently solely eight factors behind Hamilton and within the constructors’ standings there’s an eighteen level hole between Mercedes and Purple Bull.

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