Hamilton’s statements cause a sensation at Doornbos: ‘The Mercedes was so much more dominant then’

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Hamilton's statements cause a sensation at Doornbos: 'The Mercedes was so much more dominant then'

Robert Doornbos is surprised about the statements Lewis Hamilton recently made about Red Bull Racing’s dominance this season. The seven-time world champion said he had never seen such a dominant car, but the analyst finds it strange that the Briton said this, since he drove Mercedes to rubble for years. Moreover, the speed difference of the RB19 compared to the rest can easily be explained.

Hamilton recently spoke in the media about Red Bull’s dominance this season, something that surprised Doornbos, he says in the Race CafĂ©. “His words were actually, ‘this is the most dominant car I’ve ever seen in Formula 1′, and to hear that from him is special, because his car will certainly be available from 2014, with the introduction of the hybrid- engines, the Mercedes was so much more dominant than any car. So the time he already gained against others just by driving straight ahead was extreme.’

The reactions that the RB19 is so much faster than the rest, is therefore exaggerated by the former F1 driver. After all, DRS always gives a considerable advantage. ‘A DRS like this always gives an extra twenty kilometers per hour on the straight. What people forget for a moment is that Red Bull has always been fast on the straights for the past two years. They have now taken that same wing with them. They already come there with a low downforce wing, so a Monza-like wing, to Jeddah.’

Mercedes more air resistance

‘That Mercedes is not a good car, so what are they doing…’, Doornbos continues his explanation, after which he is interrupted and starts explaining again. “You suck at it, the difference in speed is big, but Mercedes just drives with more wing for more downforce, but also has more air resistance and less speed on the straights,” said the analyst, indicating that it is no longer possible. then it makes sense that the Red Bull was so much faster than the Mercedes.

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