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Red Bull call Mercedes' bluff ahead of German GP

Red Bull call Mercedes' bluff ahead of German GP

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Red Bull call Mercedes' bluff ahead of German GP

Red Bull call Mercedes' bluff ahead of German GP

Mercedes could potentially have solved their engine cooling issues ahead of the German Grand Prix this weekend, according to Red Bull chief advisor Helmut Marko.

The only race which the Silver Arrows have failed to win this season came in Austria, as Max Verstappen managed to get the better of Charles Leclerc to win at the Red Bull Ring. After their failure, several Mercedes figures including Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, and Toto Wolff claimed that their cars could not handle the extreme heat on the track.

It presented the biggest obstacle Mercedes have faced in 2019, and with the German GP coming up this weekend set to have raising temperatures, too, there has been suggestions they could struggle again.

"The weather forecast predicts high temperatures, which were extremely challenging for us in Austria, so we must stay vigilant,” Wolff said.

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"Like Spielberg, Hockenheim is also a relatively short circuit, which will close the gaps between different teams. We will stay humble and work hard to achieve the best possible result."

Even though Wolff’s words will not instil confidence in Mercedes fans, Marko reckons the team may be keeping quiet on any improvements which have been made with regards to the cooling.

"Only in the heat of the day do they falter," the Red Bull chief told AutoBild.

"That's what we hope for at Hockenheim, but Mercedes is bringing a new chassis with new cooling seats, I've learned.They want to do their utmost to win at home”.

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