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Formula 1: Mercedes bang in Barcelona? Now Bottas is talking about the crazy rumors of change


1000 fans are allowed to take part in the fourth Formula 1 World Championship round in Barcelona. We accompany the race weekend in Spain in the live ticker.

1000 fans are allowed to take part in the fourth Formula 1 World Championship round in Barcelona.

We accompany the race weekend in Spain in the live ticker.

Barcelona - Fernando Alonso's home comeback, Carlos Sainz Jr.'s first Ferrari appearance.

in Spain, plus the exciting World Championship fight between Max Verstappen * and Lewis Hamilton - under normal circumstances, the organizers would certainly have no problems with around 140,000 tickets for the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday * (3 p.m., RTL and Sky) this year brought to the man.

But fans were initially not allowed in Barcelona due to the corona pandemic.

After much back and forth, at least 1000 spectators can now watch the race live on site.

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Red Bull declares war on Mercedes and Hamilton: "Max is ready for the title"

In all probability, they can look forward to an exciting Grand Prix.

Because after the victory of world champion Lewis Hamilton * in the Mercedes last weekend in Portimao and the associated lead in the drivers' standings, the title competitor is aggressive.

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko firmly believes that his top driver Max Verstappen will have a chance at the World Championship.

“Max is ready for the title,” said Marko at



The years of dominance of Mercedes and record world champion Lewis Hamilton are wanted to break.

"We aim to become world champions with Max Verstappen."

We aim to become world champions with Max Verstappen.

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko

The young Dutchman has "matured so much as a person and as a driver that he has the strength and the nerve to help shape and fight such a title fight," said Marko. However, the respect for World Cup rival Hamilton is great.

With the British, Mercedes has a "not overpowering, but incredibly strong driver who can go beyond himself," said the 78-year-old.

"If he sees an opportunity, then he takes it."

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Mercedes rumor: Will Russell Hamilton replace team-mate Bottas this season?

But the question that has been bothering Formula 1 fans since Thursday morning is not something “Verstappen or Hamilton?”.

Instead it is now “Valtteri Bottas or George Russell?”.

Because: According to a report * in the British

Daily Mail

, which refers to statements by an engineer in the immediate vicinity, the rumor persists that world champion designer Mercedes will replace his Finnish regular driver Bottas with the up-and-coming British talent * from Williams during this season .

There's a lot of bullshit going on right now.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the rumors about his seat

Despite the rumors from Great Britain, Bottas * is not worried about his job at Mercedes, as he now reveals: “I know that I will not be replaced in the middle of the season.

I have a contract and don't see myself under pressure. ”There is currently“ a lot of bullshit ”going on in the area, said the 31-year-old team-mate from Hamilton.

That Russell will take over his cockpit in the Silver Arrow this year is by no means realistic.

Team boss Toto Wolff didn't want to hear anything about it either.

He assumes that Bottas will soon be in top form.

Formula 1 in the live ticker: This is the schedule for the Spanish Grand Prix

  • Friday, 11.30 a.m .: First free practice

  • Friday, 3 p.m .: Second free practice

  • Saturday, 12 noon: Third free practice

  • Saturday, 3 p.m .: qualifying

  • Sunday, 3 p.m .: race

Formula 1 in the live ticker: Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher - what are the chances of the two German drivers?

Rookie Mick Schumacher * was also in top form recently.

The son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher not only beat his teammate Nikita Mazepin in Portimao, but also overtook the Williams of Canadian Nicholas Latifi *.

But the young German shouldn't get used to it.

His Haas is too slow compared to the other cars.

Sebastian Vettel landed in Portugal for the first time in front of team-mate Lance Stroll *.

A new update for Vettel's Aston Martin * should also come in Barcelona.

The first points of this season, they are at least within reach for the four-time world champion.

* is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2021-05-08

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