Branw GP’s Nick Fry figures that a resurgent Ferrari, McLaren or BMW and Renault would be great for their position as they would not only take points away from Brawn but from Red Bull as well. Red Bull is the closet competitor in the points to Brawn GP and pose, as this point, the only realistic threat to their championship bid. Makes sense on many levels but be careful what you wish for, fortune can turn and Ferrari look to be heading in the right direction. It is hard to count that Newey guy out as well.
“It was in many ways a relief that Red Bull did not score as many points as they had in the past,” said Fry. “We are now in a position where we have more than double the points as the next best competitor, and that puts us in a decent position.
“What we hope happens is that several teams come back and they will steal points not only off us but off others as well. So fingers crossed.”
“I believe we are still realistic about it, and we know Ferrari especially look like coming back very strongly,” he said. “The next two tracks are very different again, very fast in some places and I think it is still going to be tough for us to maintain what we are doing at the moment.
“I think the other huge credit has to go to Mercedes-Benz. I don’t know if it has been observed but the engine in Jenson’s car is the first F1 engine to win three races in succession. To have an engine which is that good in terms of its performance, durability and reliability is a tribute to the guys in Stuttgart and Brixworth.”
“It was completely magical for the team,” he said. “To see Jenson running down the track towards me was a very special moment indeed.
“It really summed everything up – a man with a spring in his step and the whole team there to receive him. It was a great moment and Monaco is the big one – it is like the Cup Final.
“We are in a situation where all of us race fans can remember great drives from people like Jackie Stewart – and that makes Monaco special for all the teams. So to have a 1-2 at Monaco is the pinnacle.”