FIA Reject Red Bull’s Request to Investigate Mercedes F1

Published 10/04/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff with Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Mercedes and Red Bull have found themselves in an intense championship battle. The two title contenders have been fighting hard on and off the race track.

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Recently, the Christian Horner-led team requested the FIA to check Mercedes. However, the idea of checking the Silver Arrows for their cooling system was shot down.

Red Bull requested FIA to check rivals, Mercedes over cooling issues

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The Raging Bulls are throwing everything at the Silver Arrows this season, both on and away from the grid. Red Bull did request the governing body to check Mercedes, as they think that their rivals have an unfair advantage.

NUERBURG, GERMANY – OCTOBER 11: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko talk on the grid before the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

However, as reported by Auto Motor Und Sport, the investigation wasn’t carried forward, and according to members from Red Bull, the idea “That was thrown out.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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The Raging Bulls will look to Turkey to settle their fight

Last race weekend it was the Mercedes who came out on top, courtesy of Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had to settle for second place, though it was more than they would’ve wished for that weekend, considering the Dutchman started dead last due to an engine penalty.

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However, with the upcoming race weekend just around the corner, the Milton Keynes squad hopes to bounce back and grab a much-needed win to take back the top spot in the championship race.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the race REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

As it stands, Mercedes lead the title race with 397.5 points, while Red Bull are just behind him with 364.5 points. Regardless, the Horner-led team hopes to overcome the 33-point gap and aim to be in first place after the Turkish Grand Prix.

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What are your predictions for the race in Istanbul? Will Mercedes be the ones taking the checkered flag? Or will the Milton Keynes squad turn the tables as they zip around Istanbul Park? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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