Mercedes’ disappointing performance during the winter tests in Bahrain is the talk of the towb, but Red Bull’s Christian Horner doesn’t believe that Mercedes are really as bad as they seem.
Mercedes are now known for the so-called sandbagging. Making themselves look worse than they actually are in order to pull the wool over the eyes of the competition. Horner therefore believes that Mercedes do not have as many problems as is now being said.
“Two years ago they also had problems with testing,” Horner told Speedweek.com. Horner is referring to Mercedes’ disappointing performance during the 2019 winter tests. Of the eight test days, Mercedes were not fastest once.
At the time, all hopes were pinned on Ferrari, who were very strong during the winter tests, to finally break the dominance of Mercedes. “We all know what happened then,” Horner concluded, referring to Mercedes simply winning both championships again.