Mercedes in ‘exhilarating’ pursuit of Red Bull, says James Allison
The 2023 Formula 1 season has presented Mercedes with a familiar challenge as they find themselves once again playing catch-up to the dominant Red Bull team. Similar to last year, Mercedes has embarked on a recovery mission to close the gap and mount a title challenge against their rivals. However, this time around, they have taken a more daring approach to their car design, departing from their unique ‘zero-pod’ philosophy and adopting a design reminiscent of Red Bull’s.
Red Bull has enjoyed an unchallenged start to the season, securing victory in all eight races so far in 2023. The defending double champions have set an impressive pace, making the task of catching up to them a formidable one for Mercedes.