No Mercedes victory in four races, a first in the hybrid era.

This is the first time in the hybrid era that the German team has not won a race in four Grand Prix in a row.

Published on 29/06/2021 à 10:50

Quentin DUBOIS

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No Mercedes victory in four races, a first in the hybrid era.

No Mercedes in first place, an image that is less and less rare. / © Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI

Yes Mercedes is in difficulty this season. This can be seen in the rankings of the two championships, Verstappen et Red Bull being firmly in the lead, but this is also noticeable in statistics.

In Styria, Red Bull won its fourth race in a row. This hasn't happened since 2013 and the incredible series of victories of Sebastian Vettel between the Belgian Grand Prix and the Brazilian Grand Prix.
At the same time, this is the fourth race without a victory for the Mercedes team. This is the first time in the hybrid era that such an event has occurred.

The last year when Mercedes did not win for several races in a row was in 2019 against the Team Ferrari. Charles Leclerc had thus won the Belgian and Italian Grand Prix before Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix. But until now, Mercedes had never really been worried in the championship.

Given the top speed of the Red Bull on its circuit, it is difficult to think that the German team could challenge Max Verstappen on a regular basis. After Austria this weekend, it's England on July 18, for what will certainly be a turning point in the season. If Lewis Hamilton, in front of his audience (who will be back at Silverstone), on a track that he particularly likes, does not win the race, there is a strong chance that we are experiencing the end of a hegemony.

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