Formula 1: 3 races Red Bull won’t win and who will

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Formula 1 (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)
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George Russell, Mercedes, Brazil, Formula 1
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Formula 1 races Red Bull might not win: No. 2 – Sao Paulo Grand Prix

We very well could get another Mercedes victory at Interlagos Circuit this season. While the 2022 season was their weakest in a decade, their 1-2 finish in Brazil last season is surprisingly their only lockout of the top two steps of the podium since the end of the 2020 campaign.

You read that right; the Silver Arrows did not take a single 1-2 finish in their 2021 constructor championship-winning season, but they managed one with the W13 last year.

As for their chances of another victory, they are stronger than they might seem at the moment. Despite Red Bull having shown well at this track over the years, we saw last year that the RB18 did not fancy this particular venue, with neither one of their two drivers finishing the race in the top five.

Mercedes, Ferrari, and Fernando Alonso all finished ahead of the constructor championship-winning duo last November.

Additionally, the November race date for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix lines up perfectly with the hope of Mercedes to inch their car closer to the RB19.

The continuous developments to the new baseline W14 could help them take a win from their rivals. After George Russell’s victory last season, and amid Lewis Hamilton’s love of Brazil, the British duo have a chance to steal another one for Mercedes in South America.