Lauda predicts Red Bull dominance to resume

Niki Lauda (AUT). Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monza, Italy, Saturday 10 September 2011.

Niki Lauda

May 5 (GMM) After Sebastian Vettel’s first win of the season in Bahrain on April 22nd, Red Bull could now maintain its grip on 2012, claims triple world champion and now F1 TV pundit Niki Lauda.

Red Bull has been the dominant force since late 2009 and 2010, and Vettel was untouchable last year as he successfully defended his drivers’ championship breakthrough.

But four different teams have won so far in 2012, and only the last of them were Red Bull and Vettel, as the energy drink-owned team’s superiority appeared to have waned.

After Bahrain, however, Red Bull and Vettel are back, Lauda told Germany’s Auto Bild Motorsport.

“In Bahrain, they got the car and the tyres right for the first time, and they won,” said the Austrian.

“They will have improved the car further in Mugello, so I see enormous potential for another dominant season,” he added.

Lauda acknowledged that the blown diffusers of the past seasons was Red Bull’s “great strength”, and now that is gone.

“Nevertheless, Red Bull is the team to beat,” he insisted.

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  • usman fasih

    this season pirelli will dominate,

  • benjamin

    He would say that he’s Austrian

  • Kartik

    If red bull starts Dominance again then it could be the best season as they don’t have the Blown Diffuser and they can prove that Why they are the best in the field

  • KnottyBwoy

    mr. lauda should keep his bias mouth shut. let hamilton prove this jealous old driver that he’s all the way WRONG!

  • hamilton

    Hamilton won Championship in2008 and he can’t win again until JB or Martin leaves Mclaren

  • Evel

    Not so sure about Red Bull dominating.
    Lotus are pushing hard, have a great car and will surprise us even more I think.

  • hamilton

    @evel :
    it is true if Mclaren didn’t get their things right it’s going to be RBR V Lotus V Mercedes

    Any Driver has more than 25% of wins of championship can be the winner