Ross Brawn Suspects Mercedes Dominance on Red Bull F1 Territory in Mexico & Brazil

Published 10/27/2021, 6:36 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action at the start of the race REUTERS/Mike Blake


The United States Grand Prix was a surprise to Mercedes, as it is a track that they dominate on. This time around, the Circuit of the Americas favored their arch-rivals, Red Bull.

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Now, with Mexico and Brazil being the next two races on the F1 calendar, two places where Red Bull are known to win, Managing Director of the sport, Ross Brawn thinks that Mercedes could potentially win.

Brawn feels Mexico and Brazil might favor Mercedes in 2021

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Austin is a track where the Silver Arrows are used to winning, but this time it was their rivals from Milton-Keynes who emerged victorious. Seeing Red Bull dominate a Mercedes-favored track, Brawn feels that the tables could turn in Mexico and Brazil.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton leads into the first corner at the start of the race ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen REUTERS/Mike Blake

He wrote in his blog after the US Grand Prix, “I know from talking to those at Red Bull that they had pencilled this race in as a Mercedes track and one where they had to minimise their losses. That wasn’t the case – but it was close – as it has been all year. And maybe we’ll see the opposite play out in Mexico and Brazil, which are tracks that Red Bull might feel will move to them.

“This championship has still got an awful long way to go.”

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The Silver Arrows hope to bounce back in Mexico

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The Toto Wolff-led team tasted defeat once again at the hands of Red Bull. Though they still retain their lead in the constructors’ championship, the gap has been extended by Max Verstappen in the drivers’ title against Lewis Hamilton.

With a week off, the Brackley-based squad aims to learn from their mistakes in Austin with the objective of bouncing back at the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying REUTERS/Brian Snyder

What are your predictions for seven-time constructors’ champion this season? Do you see them making amends in Mexico, or will Red Bull once again have the upper hand? Let us know what you think in the comments 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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