Spanish Grand Prix will show how far away Red Bull are to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton well placed to overtake Rosberg and go first in Spanish Grand Prix despite Red Bull resurgence say Motorsport.co.uk

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Red Bull have shown that they can turn things around after bad starts to the season before but even with greater development it’s difficult to see Red Bull surpassing Mercedes.

(PRWEB UK) 2 May 2014

The Barcelona circuit is the venue for the next Grand Prix on the calendar and would enable Lewis Hamilton to overtake his team-mate Nico Rosberg after a DNF in the first race left Hamilton chasing. Three Grand Prix wins later Hamilton is just four points behind Rosberg and on the brink of joining Damon Hill who won four consecutive races in 1995-96 and Jenson Button who did the same in 2009. Ayrton Senna achieved the same feat in 1988 and 1991 while the record stands at 9 consecutive wins achieved by the untouchable Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel of the 2013 regulations. Sport.co.uk say the Mercedes car and driver are well suited to the Barcelona circuit. The Cicuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is an all-rounder that will suit Red Bull but Mercedes has demonstrated it has more in all departments this season.

Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say “These new regulations haven’t been so bad for F1, we have so far witnessed one of the greatest F1 races ever at Bahrain. Just a few points separate the top two drivers and across the field so we have seen amazing racing cars actually racing! We have also seen something of a major technological advance with ERS and a switch from an engine to something more resembling a power plant. We have also seen a swing in emphasis from engineering and tactics to that of driver skill with the reduced downforce and fuel loads. Winning the driver’s title will undoubtedly say more about the human behind the wheel than the engineer or designer in this new era. You have to say that despite comments that the Renault engine will have made up ground in the break that Mercedes will be in pole position, such is their car and driver advantage. We are all looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix on the 11th May and will be covering all the action on Sport.co.uk.”

Jason Hope, Content Manager of DSG believes that Hamilton is the best driver in the world right now and that Mercedes will be difficult to catch this season ”Red Bull have shown that they can turn things around after bad starts to the season before but even with greater development it’s difficult to see Red Bull surpassing Mercedes. With Hamilton in the form he is in it's difficult to see Ricciardo, let alone Vettel winning unless they have a spectacularly better car again.“

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