Amid this rivalry, the seven-time world champion has often stated that the Dutchman is running away with the championship.
According to the 47-year-old, Hamilton likes to stay away from the spotlight and thus is trying to shift the focus on Verstappen.
What did Horner say?
Horner stated that there are still a lot of races to go this season and it is still too early to pick a winner.
“So early in the season to talk about running away with anything,” he said.
“Lewis loves a bit of kidology, trying to move the spotlight away from himself which is part of the gamesmanship of any sport. It is such a long season. And with 29 points available this weekend a 32-point lead can vanish very quickly,” he added.
While Red Bull has been displaying an upper hand, they are expecting a tough fight in Silverstone from Mercedes.
“He is going to be fighting incredibly hard. Silverstone has been a stronghold for Lewis, it has been a stronghold for the team,” Horner explained.
Red Bull to be at the top of the game
Red Bull are not taking the challenge from Mercedes lightly. With a major comeback expected from the Brackley outfit, the Bulls are at the peak of the game.
“[7 wins] is an immense record. We are going to have to be at the top of our game to beat them. But if we can beat them at Silverstone, then there is nothing we should fear for the rest of the championship,” Horner continued.
From the last few seasons, Max Verstappen is the only driver to have truly challenged Mercedes.
Will the Dutchman counter Mercedes at Hamilton’s home circuit?
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