F1 rivals Red Bull and Mercedes quit bad blood as uncharacteristic image takes over the internet

In recent years, the rivalry between Mercedes and Red Bull has been at the heart of Formula 1. F1 fans will forever remember the 2021 battle between the two teams and two drivers, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Also, team leaders were not nice to each other and they regularly pushed each other to the limit.

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However, their rivalry started a decade ago. Of course, when you are two of the successful teams in F1, the battle is at the forefront among the media and fans. After winning four titles in a row between 2010 and 2013, the Bulls were defeated by Mercedes in 2014. Subsequently, the Silver Arrows’ dominance continued throughout those years.

Moreover, Christian Horner and Toto Wolff are not the best of friends. In fact, last season both team leaders were intense and expressed complaints and protests against the opposing team. A war of words and disagreements are a constant theme between the two.

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However, the same could not be said of the rest of the team members, especially Hamilton and Verstappen’s engineers. Peter Bonnington and Gianpiero Lambiase, popularly known as Bono and GP, shared a moment after the Spanish GP.

It’s certainly good to see how the two engineers are connected, especially after an intense race. Fans, of course, took notice and took to Twitter to express the moment.

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These two engineers go way back from their days in Jordan F1 in the early 2000s. GP teamed up with Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull in 2015 and later with Verstappen. Meanwhile, Bono teamed up with Michael Schumacher in his Mercedes days and Hamilton, once he got to the Silver Arrows. Fans were happy to see the two laughing after a tough race.

As this fan says, the rivalry between teams doesn’t go beyond the track.

The Spanish GP was not a straightforward race for both Hamilton and Verstappen. The Briton crashed early with Magnussen and wanted to withdraw the car.

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He then finished 5th, while Verstappen struggled with his DRS. In the end, he won the race and took the championship lead. This fan’s hilarious tweet caught the eye on Twitter.

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Although rivalry is part of the sport, it is always a pleasure to watch these moments.

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