Red Bull chief Christian Horner believes the 2019 Formula 1 season is “very much a Mercedes championship” following the German manufacturer’s “exceedingly dominant” start to the year.
“I think it’s very much a Mercedes championship, you can see after five races they are three points off a maximum score,” Horner said following the Spanish Grand Prix.
Asked if he feels Mercedes can go on to win all 21 races, Horner replied: “I doubt it.
Despite Mercedes’ current stranglehold at the top of F1’s pecking order, Horner reckons the reigning world champions can be overthrown in the coming years.
Having overseen a period of prolonged Red Bull success between 2010 and 2013, Horner said he can sympathise with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff amid criticism that the team’s domination is hurting the sport.