“It's very, very important for Formula 1 to have a strong Mercedes at the top again,” Schumacher told Deutsche Pressse-Agentur.
“Mercedes must turn the tide as soon as possible, there is no doubt about that. If that doesn't happen, the weak period will only last longer.
“If this continues, it would mean that they clearly no longer understand how to build a winning car. That would be fatal for a brand like Mercedes, given the successes of recent years.
“Red Bull probably has something surprising in store for the upcoming season that will surprise some people. There is nothing to suggest that Max Verstappen and Red Bull will not continue their dominance.”
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