F1: Red Bull’s speed in Bahrain has demoralized many drivers – Brundle
F1 pundit Martin Brundle recently explained why several drivers, including Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton, and Charles Leclerc, were dejected after the 2023 F1 Bahrain GP.
Speaking on the Sky Sports F1 podcast on YouTube, Brundle recalled how sad several drivers like Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc and George Russell were. He mentioned how the intense reactions were partially due to them realizing how quick Red Bull cars are. He said:
“After the first race in Bahrain, when you watched on Sky F1, there were a lot of very disappointed drivers. The emotions, the sheer frustration, the disappointments, I think were pouring out because they realized that Red Bull were in a different race basically. I think you’ve seen quite a lot of comments George [Russell] and Charles [Leclerc] and Lewis [Hamilton] and, no doubt, Lando [Norris] about what we do?”
“Because what they know is if the team just finds half a tenth here and a tenth there, that’s just a normal progression for all the team through a season. So they know they need a leapfog jump with some kind of magical new upgrade.”
He concluded that it will be tough to find such huge improvements in such little time:
“You know, as Toto Wolff says, ‘there’s no Silver Bullet’, that doesn’t happen very often these days. They’ve got so much equipment and resources to make sure the cars are pretty damn good when they hit the track. You don’t just suddenly find half three quarters of a second per lap, which is what they need really at least.”