Christian Horner and Toto Wolff have been the most successful team principals in the last decade. Since 2010, it has been either Red Bull or Mercedes who won the championships. If Red Bull’s four-championship winning streak was a lot, then Mercedes went on to win eight championships in a row. In these eight years, Lewis Hamilton won six titles, equaling the great Michael Schumacher’s title wins. But from 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen started dominating the grid. Since 2022, Red Bull has won two more constructor titles.
But all these years, Toto Wolff and Christian Horner never missed an opportunity to take a go at each other. It has been either Mercedes or Red Bull, Toto Wolff or Christian Horner. At present, Christian Horner is happy indeed but is aware of the potential threat from his rival’s team next season. Albeit, Mercedes has struggled to win a race since last season. Recently, Christian Horner told Sky Sports F1 that he worries that Mercedes is plotting redemption and might be very competitive next season.
Christian Horner Worries Mercedes Will Make A Strong Comeback Soon
Drawing from his own experience, Christian Horner empathizes with Toto Wolff, his rival. Moreover, the Red Bull boss mentioned Mercedes will be bringing the fight to them soon. Also, talking about rivalry, Horner mentioned that, according to him, sport is about rivalries. There must be respect, but what is a sport without any rivalry? But the sport has seen only Red Bull’s hegemony since last year. However, Christian Horner says the Mercedes team is strong, and they must be planning to bounce back next season.
Later, Horner shared his emotions of hurt for seven seasons when his rival dominated the sport. But they never lost sight of where they wanted to be. Christian Horner believes it is like a circle. Someday, some team will beat them. They don’t have any control over which team it will be. All they can try to do is control what they are doing. Horner said that is what they are focusing on. Now, the main goal of Red Bull is to help Max Verstappen win his third title in a row. Moreover, the Dutchman can be the first driver to win the title in the sprint.
Red Bull’s Domination This Year Has Been On Another Level
Currently, Horner is enjoying the domination yet again. On the other hand, Toto Wolff is struggling with his team to get back to winning ways. Mercedes has won only one race since last year. They have been winless in 2023. It would be very disappointing for Toto Wolff if they end the season winless. On the other hand, Christian Horner could not be more happy about his team. Red Bull has already won the current constructor championship.
However, there are still six more races to go. That’s the level of dominance Horner and his team have been enjoying so far. The RB19 car has proved to be the fastest in the ongoing season. They have lost only one race so far after 16 Grands Prix. Max Verstappen might confirm his third title victory in a row at the 2023 Qatar Grand Prix. When both championships are coming home, how can a team boss not be over the moon?