Juan Pablo Montoya believes that Red Bull should focus more on Mercedes, rather than Ferrari. “Absolutely,” he told Motorsport.com. “If I were Red Bull I would look more at what Mercedes will come up with than what Ferrari will come up with”.
Montoya believes that Ferrari makes huge mistakes and certain moves of the Italian team are incomprehensible to him. “When I look at Ferrari’s pit stops and strategies, I’m like, ‘Who the hell is making these decisions?’ It pains me to say that because I know how difficult it is to make decisions under high pressure.
But if the person in charge of strategy doesn’t make the right calls, then at some point you have to say, ‘We have to get someone else.’ But if the person responsible for the strategy is the right person, then they should be better supported in their work.
In any case, something has to be done, because too many mistakes are being made”. Christian Horner is satisfied with the team at his disposal. “We’ve got a great strategy team here and back in Milton Keynes, Hannah Schmitz running the strategy on the pit wall today,”- he said.
“We’re all supporters of girl power. She’s fantastic; the whole team is. It’s not just about one person”.
Montoya on Red Bull
Montoya did not forget to praise Red Bull for doing a great job. It is clear that they have experts in their team, and that they are really far ahead of their competition.
“Do you know what the problem is? Red Bull is so good strategically that compared to them everyone else looks stupid. It’s not that the others don’t know what they’re doing, it’s just that Red Bull is much, much better at determining the right strategy and successfully executing that strategy.
And if it ever happens that they make a wrong decision, they know how to play it in such a way that it still works out well for them. And if the others make a good decision, they make an even better one. So yeah, how are you going to beat that?”