WATCH: Red Bull Take a Veiled Dig at Mercedes F1 After Styrian GP Win

Published 06/29/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Darko Vojinovic


After eight races in 2021, it’s become clear that Mercedes and Red Bull are the frontrunners for the world championship. While Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are in an intense battle for the driver’s championship, their teams are far ahead of the rest in the constructor’s championship.

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However, both teams now seem to have an ongoing battle on social media as well. After Red Bull outclassed their title rivals in the Styrian Grand Prix, they put out a witty tweet on Twitter.

Red Bull bring back Mercedes’ tweet after winning the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix

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Verstappen capped off a perfect weekend in the Styrian mountains by leading every lap of the race to take his fourth win of the season. In addition to that, he extended his lead on Hamilton in the drivers’ championship to 18 points.

Although Verstappen won on this track in 2019, the double-header here in 2020 saw Mercedes dominate both races. While Valtteri Bottas won the first race, Hamilton won the second race to cap off a good start to their title-winning season.

After their success last year, the Silver Arrows put out a tweet showing how much they love their rivals’ home track. This season, Red Bull copied that exact same tweet after winning their home race, which ESPN F1 was quick to point out.

While their on-track battles continue to have fans on the edge of their seats, their social media battle definitely looks like it’s drawing a different level of attention.

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With the Austrian Grand Prix inching closer, Christian Horner‘s team will look to repeat their dominant win last weekend at the Red Bull Ring. Although Sergio Perez didn’t make it on the podium, he finished within a second of third-placed Bottas.

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Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wearing a protective face mask as he celebrates qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

If there’s any way the Austrian outfit can improve on last weekend’s result, it would be getting Perez on the podium this weekend. However, Mercedes can never be discounted as contenders, no matter what the gap is.

Despite the Silver Arrows’ pedigree, Red Bull look most likely to record consecutive victories in Spielberg on July 4.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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