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Why F1 may get another Mercedes/Red Bull showdown in Spain
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Why F1 may get another Mercedes/Red Bull showdown in Spain

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Attention is fixed on Red Bull after its stunning Silverstone win. The question now is whether it can repeat that result in Spain, where it seems three factors will be critical. Here's why those show another possible Mercedes upset is on at this stage…

After Red Bull and Max Verstappen inflicted a stunning and unexpected defeat on Mercedes at a hot Silverstone in last weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, the big question is whether it can do so again at Barcelona for this weekend's Spanish GP.

And the other spelling – weather – is again a critical factor for the final race of Formula 1's second triple-header of the condensed 2020 season. There are two other dynamics to consider when it comes to the question of whether (back to the first one) Red Bull can repeat its Silverstone result: tyres and Verstappen himself.

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Series Formula 1
Event Spanish GP
Teams Red Bull Racing , Mercedes
Author Alex Kalinauckas