Former Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg is closely following the World Championship duel between Mercedes and Red Bull. The German adds that he can't wait to see what will happen in Baku regarding the protests announced by the German team regarding the flexible wing.
The battle for the World Championship between Mercedes and Red Bull on the one hand and Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the other is becoming more intense. Verstappen's victory in Monaco brought him a leading position in the drivers' standings.
Mercedes is not the leading team in the constructors ’championship, something not seen since Silverstone in 2018 when championship leaders was Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. Nico Rosberg, who became a Formula 1 world champion with Mercedes in 2016, is closely following the hot dance.
The former German driver believes that the head of the German team does not like the head of the team from Milton Keynes. "I don't think the boss of Mercedes, Toto Wolff, likes (Red Bull boss) Christian Horner because many of Wolff's statements are not very well-intentioned towards Horner," says Nico.
However, Rosberg emphasizes that their intolerance will continue at the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan. Mercedes announces protests against Red Bull’s flexible rear wing, while the Milton Keynes team points a finger at Mercedes ’front wing.
All this could get a new dimension on the weekend in Baku, which is scheduled for a week. The former driver of the German team adds that he can't wait for what will happen that weekend. "We have this tug of war off the track with Mercedes hinting that they could initiate a protest against Red Bull over the rear wing," he added.
"Red Bull, on the other hand, is protesting against Mercedes' front wing. I'm insanely curious to see what will happen in Baku. It's really exciting, "admitted Nico Rosberg. German team boss Toto Wolff has already expressed dissatisfaction with Red Bull.
The Austrian has made it clear that he will not go over the things that were recently discovered so easily. "Red Bull is our strongest opponent. Of course, now we are becoming more serious at all levels, including the political level, so we will not give up even a millimeter, "said Wolff.
It seems that the fight between Red Bull and Mercedes will last throughout the season, given that these two teams are the main favorites to win the F1 championship. Mercedes is aware that Red Bull has never been closer, but there is still a lot of time for Hamilton to sit on the throne