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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner Warns of Limited Opportunities to Fine-Tune Car During Sprint Race Weekends
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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner Warns of Limited Opportunities to Fine-Tune Car During Sprint Race Weekends

By Score More Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has cautioned his team about the limited chances they will have to make adjustments to their car during the remaining sprint race weekends in the 2023 Formula 1 season. With three of the last six races featuring sprint formats, starting with the Qatar Grand Prix, Horner emphasized the challenges these formats pose, despite Red Bull already securing the 2023 constructors' championship. Their primary focus now is to secure Max Verstappen the drivers' championship, and he currently leads teammate Sergio Perez by 177 points. Verstappen needs to maintain a lead of 146 points after the Qatar GP to claim the title. However, Horner expressed concerns about the limited car setup opportunities provided by sprint weekends. During these spr...
Formula 1 Faces Declining Social Media Interest Amidst Verstappen’s Dominance: Study
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Formula 1 Faces Declining Social Media Interest Amidst Verstappen’s Dominance: Study

By Score More Formula 1 is experiencing a steep decline in public interest on social media due to the absolute dominance of Max Verstappen and Red Bull this season, according to a recent study released in the United Kingdom. The analysis conducted by Buzz Radar, a social media marketing company specializing in media trends, has revealed a significant decrease in Formula 1's ability to engage its audience on social media, a trend that had been growing in recent years. Titled "Have We Reached the Summit, F1?" the study suggests that the exponential growth experienced in 2022, driven by the thrilling title battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, along with new technical regulations for the cars, may have marked the peak of interest in Formula 1 in a long time. This trend appe...
Verstappen Triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix, Red Bull Clinches Constructors’ Championship
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Verstappen Triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix, Red Bull Clinches Constructors’ Championship

By Score More Max Verstappen secured his 13th victory of the Formula 1 season at the Japanese Grand Prix, clinching the Constructors' Championship for Red Bull. Verstappen's dominant performance in Suzuka came after Red Bull faced criticism following the Singapore Grand Prix, where he finished fifth. Verstappen faced competition from McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, but he managed to hold them off in the early part of the race. He expressed his joy to his team, praising their car's performance. Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez experienced a challenging race, damaging his car's front wings twice and retiring after crashing into Kevin Magnussen's Haas. He also received a penalty for overtaking Fernando Alonso under the safety car. With 26 points gained in Suzuka, Verst...
Max Verstappen’s Quest for a Record-Breaking 10th Consecutive Victory at Monza
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Max Verstappen’s Quest for a Record-Breaking 10th Consecutive Victory at Monza

By Score More Max Verstappen of Red Bull is on the verge of securing a remarkable 10th consecutive Formula One victory this Sunday. Despite his impressive streak, those hoping for a different winner at Monza can take solace in historical precedents. Verstappen, the Dutch driver, has opened up a commanding lead of 138 points over his teammate Sergio Perez after completing 13 out of 22 races. He recently triumphed in his home race in Zandvoort, achieving a milestone by equaling Sebastian Vettel's nine-race winning streak from 2013, also with Red Bull. Last year, Verstappen defied the odds by winning the Italian Grand Prix from the seventh position on the starting grid, with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc starting from pole position but finishing second. Red Bull has maintained an unbroken...
F1: Max Verstappen Equals Vettel’s Record with Victory in Dutch Grand Prix
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F1: Max Verstappen Equals Vettel’s Record with Victory in Dutch Grand Prix

By Score More Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) matched German racer Sebastian Vettel's record of nine consecutive triumphs in Formula 1 World Championship by winning the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort today. Verstappen crossed the finish line with a lead of 3.744 seconds over Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and 7.058 seconds ahead of French racer Pierre Gasly (Alpine), who secured third place. With this victory, his 11th this season in 13 races, Verstappen extended his lead in the championship to a total of 339 points. Verstappen completed the 13th race of the season with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 4.411 seconds, leaving Fernando Alonso in second place (Aston Martin) at 3.744 seconds behind. French driver Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) seized the third spot...
Red Bull Shuts Down Lewis Hamilton as Max Verstappen’s Teammate Option
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Red Bull Shuts Down Lewis Hamilton as Max Verstappen’s Teammate Option

By Score More Despite rumors circulating about Lewis Hamilton potentially leaving Mercedes to join Red Bull for the upcoming F1 season, the prospect of him becoming Max Verstappen's teammate has been categorically dismissed. Red Bull's F1 advisor, Helmut Marko, firmly stated that the team would never entertain the idea of signing Lewis Hamilton to challenge Max Verstappen. Marko emphasized that the team's goal is success and championship victories, making it important to maintain a clear driver hierarchy. While the idea of Hamilton and Verstappen teaming up might appeal to fans and media, Marko stressed that having two strong-willed drivers competing for the number one position could disrupt the team's dynamics and performance. Marko shared his perspective with Motorsport Magazin, p...
Max Verstappen-Sergio Perez tensions have the potential to turn nuclear
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Max Verstappen-Sergio Perez tensions have the potential to turn nuclear

By Kevin Garside / inews.co.uk The biggest talking points in F1 after Red Bull dominate the 2023 Saudi GP, including FIA incompetence on Fernando Alonso and why Lewis Hamilton is no longer Mercedes’ leading man Fernando Alonso described his 10-second penalty that never was as a poor show. He was being polite to F1’s ruling body the FIA. It is bad enough that the outcome of races is known before a wheel is turned as a result of Red Bull’s dominance. F1 doesn’t need to damage the spectacle further by chucking in regulatory confusion and incompetence. Alonso was handed a five-second penalty for incorrect positioning in his front row box at the start of the race. Though being too far to the left was a technical infringement it conferred no advantage in this case. However, that it might...
Sergio Perez wins Saudi Arabian Grand Prix; Alonso reinstated to podium after penalty reversed
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Sergio Perez wins Saudi Arabian Grand Prix; Alonso reinstated to podium after penalty reversed

Sergio Perez won the Saudi Arabian GP ahead of Max Verstappen while Fernando Alonso was first stripped of third place and then reinstated in the early hours of Monday morning. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez flexed his street circuit muscles with dramatic effect on Sunday by storming to victory ahead of team-mate Max Verstappen at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. While the top two were clear cut, the next two places remained in confusion long after the race had finished with Fernando Alonso first stripped of third place and then reinstated in the early hours of Monday morning. Perez, a 33-year-old Mexican, came home 5.355 seconds clear of the defending double world champion as Red Bull reeled off a masterful one-two triumph, the Dutchman having stormed through the field from 15th on the grid. Vers...
F1 Bahrain GP Results: Beat Goes on for Max Verstappen, Red Bull
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F1 Bahrain GP Results: Beat Goes on for Max Verstappen, Red Bull

Max Verstappen began his pursuit for a third straight Formula 1 title in imperious fashion as Red Bull Racing crushed the opposition during a sedate season-opening F1 Bahrain Grand Prix. Verstappen Makes It Look Too Easy It is only Race 1 of 23 but Max Verstappen laid down a marker that evoked memories of his dominant second half of 2022. Verstappen converted pole position into an early lead and breezed away from the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc at a rate of seven-tenths per lap in the initial stages. Verstappen got his lead up to around 10 seconds and merely maintained that comfortable buffer, while slow-starting Sergio Perez eventually overhauled Leclerc to make it a 1-2 for the reigning champions. Verstappen finished 38 seconds clear of the nearest non-Red Bull driver—and such a b...
Red Bull reveal 2023 RB19 during spectacular New York launch event
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Red Bull reveal 2023 RB19 during spectacular New York launch event

Red Bull have kicked off their 2023 season by unveiling a launch version of the RB19, the car the Milton Keynes outfit hope will enable them to defend both F1 world titles. Red Bull assembled in New York on Friday for a so-called ‘season launch’, with Team Principal Christian Horner present to oversee proceedings alongside full-time racers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, and third driver Daniel Ricciardo. The team showcased their 2023 look with the traditional blue, yellow and red scheme – which captures the Red Bull company’s core colours. However, Horner revealed that Red Bull will stage a competition for fans to design a special livery for the three races held in the United States this year – with Miami and Austin to be joined by a new Las Vegas event. Red Bull head...