‘No surprise if Mercedes finish two laps ahead’ claims Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has made a startling prediction, saying he wouldn’t be surprised if Mercedes were to finish two laps ahead of their rivals.

Whilst some bold predictions have been made by F1 analysts, with some claiming Mercedes could be anywhere between one and two seconds quicker per lap than anyone else, Horner is the first high-level source to suggest a similar performance gap.

“The bottom line is Mercedes have got a bit of a march on people,” he told the Guardian amid suggestions Red Bull left development of the RB10 too late into the 2013 season.

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