Lewis Hamilton is warning rivals to expect a tough response from Red Bull in Japan after a dismal weekend in Singapore, as Sergio Perez suggests Suzuka is ready for the RB19.
Hamilton’s Mercedes showed promising signs of improvement in Singapore But the seven-time world champion was confident that Red Bull would return to form Britti predicted a margin of victory of at least 30 for the champions Lewis Hamilton has warned the rest of his team to expect Red Bull this weekend after a disappointing performance in Singapore. Hamilton believes a margin of victory of less than 30 seconds for the all-purpose garage would raise eyebrows, despite championship leader Max Verstappen finishing fifth last time out at Marina Bay. “I think if they’re not 30 seconds ahead like they used to be, there’s something wrong,” Hamilton said Thursday.
Verstappen’s Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez insisted the Suzuka circuit was tailor-made for his team’s RB19 package, despite quiet grumblings from some fans concerned about the new restrictions on their flexible wing.
Hamilton echoed the Mexican’s comments, adding that he expects a “phenomenal” weekend in Japan for Red Bull, who are in the closing stages of the manufacturers’ championship.
Lewis Hamilton awaits Red Bull chief constructor’s return to winning ways” Lewis Hamilton hopes chief constructor Red Bull will return to winning ways Britti returned to the podium last weekend in Singapore with a strong third place finish.
The Brit returned to the podium last weekend in Singapore with a strong third place “Sergio Perez appeared to back up Hamilton’s prediction when he described the track as ‘adjusted'” Sergio Perez seemed to back up Hamilton’s prediction when he described the track as “tailor-made”.