Red Bull and Max Verstappen have faced their biggest hurdle of the season after losing out on the lead in the drivers and constructors.

Red Bull took the lead from Mercedes in Monaco and went on to win five times consistently. However, things took a turn against Red Bull in Silverstone.

Ever since the crash took place between Lewis Hamilton and Verstappen, Red Bull lost ground to Mercedes.

Following the first lap incident at Hungary, they lost the lead to the German outfit in both championships.

As a result, Verstappen has asked his team to make some changes to continue his fight with Hamilton.

‘Now up to us to keep working’

The Dutchman lost the lead in the driver’s standings to the Brit after the Hungarian Grand Prix. This comes after enduring two crashes back-to-back in two race weekends.

He also thinks that the recent upgrades by Mercedes have closed the gap to his Red Bull RB16B.

Now, he will be looking forward to the second half of the season to redeem himself.

What did Verstappen say?

Max announced that Red Bull needs to find its pace if they want to get ahead of Mercedes after the summer break.

“It’s now up to us to keep working to find the one or two-tenths of a second that Mercedes has taken back during the season,” said Max.

“We’ll have to see what else we can get out of the car. In Hungary, for example, Mercedes introduced a new floor. I’m sure we can make it an exciting battle. We always have a good chance to win and don’t have to give up all of a sudden,” said Verstappen.

No more upgrades for Mercedes this season

According to Planetf1, Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff has announced that they will not be implementing any more upgrades to their car this season.

He also added that the team has taken a step forward since the upgrades since Silverstone.

“In terms of aerodynamic development, we stopped a long time ago,” said Wolff. 

”The last development stopped in spring and the last upgrade that was then produced we brought to Silverstone, and that upgrade functions. We have made a step forward,” the Austrian added.

Mercedes are leading against Red Bull by 4 points in the constructors. Hamilton, on the other hand, is 8 points ahead of Verstappen.

Can Red Bull bounce back in the second half?

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