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Priyanshu Raidas

“Mercedes Stole The Real Championship Trophy,” Red Bull Accuses Rival Team For Not Returning The Actual Prize

Red Bull team principal Christian Homer has had to wait for his championship-winning season for almost a decade. The last time the Red Bull team won the world championship was in 2013. It took relentless efforts and tailing behind Mercedes to finally be able to hold the constructors’ championship. And now he feels like the trophy that they currently have in possession is a replica of the real one. Horner has even accused Mercedes of stealing the real trophy, which they have not returned to the authorities yet.

In Formula One, the teams who win the championships get to keep the trophies for one year before returning. Until then, the next team that wins the race has to compromise for the replica that the FIA provides them. And Red Bull’s team principal believes that Mercedes has only returned the replica of the real prize. He spoke about this on Red Bull’s own podcast ‘Talking Bull.’ Who has the real one?” Horner asked various such questions, which raised the issue of distinguishing real trophies from replicas. Keep reading to learn more about the discussion on the trophy.


Red Bull And Mercedes’ Fued On Horizon Once Again

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The two teams have been fighting for so long in the F1 for the top spot in the competition. Mercedes took the domination game to another level when they won eight back-to-back titles. From the time turbo hybrid engines are introduced in the competition, they have been on a roll. And this has what kept the rivalry intense as Red Bull tries to excel them every year and every season. They finally managed to beat them in 2021 and won the constructors championship in 2022. This sparked a heavy fire between the two competitive team principals.

Their rivalry became much more intense in 2022 when both teams were on each other for the top spot. During this time, Red Bull also crossed the budget cap, which went public, damaging the reputation of the competition. The Silver Arrows emphasized this reputational point and got their rivals penalized for stepping out of bounds in terms of budgeting. This also led to an increase in the tension between the feuds of the two champion teams.

Horner Concerned Over The IssuesAt Hand

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Formula One is a concerning sport since there are so many factors involved, even outside the race. This causes the team principals to be under constant stress in and out of the race. In the same podcast, he revealed that despite three wins at the start of the season, there are a lot of problems at his hands. “Yeah, loads. There’s always something,” said Horner during the podcast.

Christian Horner admitted that there is always uncertainty with the cars. F1 cars are such a complex structure that there are always some problems during the races. Max has already suffered a few problems in the first race leading him to call for engineers. Moreover, Checo has also felt something off with the car while driving for the qualifiers in Saudi.