As Red Bull boss Horner is beginning to feel comfortable with points gaps widening by a sizeable margin with key competitor Ferrari following an unfortunate double DNF on Baku GP, the Red Bull F1 Chief stressed in an interview with a press agency that some Formula One teams like of Mercedes are overplaying the hazards of bumpiness at high speed in order to enforce a change in legislations.
In point of fact, latest remarks from Horner came forth as the seven-time world champion Hamilton had to grapple with an immense scale of back pain despite lack of unevenness in Baku. Instead, Hamilton experienced violent bounciness during driving down the long straight in Baku.
Besides, McLaren’s Ricciardo said that he felt someone was shaking his head like a basketball, an experience that is not very common in the highest formal of car racing. Besides, Hamilton also complained during Monaco GP that he had never experienced such bounciness in his life.
Saying that, it remains to be seen how Formula One drivers could grapple with more uneven tracks like of Canada GP in comparison to Monaco.
Red Bull’s Horner said Mercedes overdoing bounciness trick
Nonetheless, laying the blames on constructors and drivers including Mercedes’ Hamilton and Russel, Horner submissively indicated that the teams which are struggling following a flurry of changes in rules this season, are deliberately overdoing the bounciness issue in order to bring in a change in rules, Meanwhile, in an interview with a press agency, Horner said, “I'd tell them to bitch as much as they could on the radio and make as big an issue out of it as they possibly could.
It's part of the game. You can see it's uncomfortable, but there are remedies to that. But it's to the detriment of the car performance. What's the easiest thing to do is to complain from a safety point of view? But each team has a choice”.
In tandem, pointing out several teams which are not affected by the rules’ changes such as Red Bull, Horner said, “I think if it was a genuine safety concern across the whole grid, then it's something that should be looked at.
But if it's only affecting isolated people or teams then that's something that that team should potentially deal with. You have a choice where you run your car, don't you? And you should never run a car that's unsafe.
But, I think that's more for the technical guys because there are certain cars that have issues, and there are some cars that have very few issues. It would seem unfair to penalise the ones that have done a decent job versus the ones that have perhaps missed the target slightly”.