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F1: Verstappen Takes 40th Pole After Austrian Sprint Win
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F1: Verstappen Takes 40th Pole After Austrian Sprint Win

By Score More with Agencies Spielberg, Austria – Red Bull's triple world champion Max Verstappen followed up a sprint win with a commanding pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix, placing him firmly at the front of the grid alongside McLaren's Lando Norris. This pole marks the 40th in the career of the Dutch 26-year-old and his fifth at the Red Bull Ring, where he enjoys immense support from his "orange army" of fans. Verstappen's dominance was clear as he outpaced his rivals significantly, with Norris trailing by 0.404 seconds at the circuit known for its short lap times. George Russell secured the third-fastest time for Mercedes. McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, who finished second in the sprint, initially qualified fourth but was demoted to seventh after exceeding track limits. Ferrari'...
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...
SERGIO PÉREZ TAKES POLE IN JEDDAH AHEAD OF LECLERC AND ALONSO AS VERSTAPPEN HITS TROUBLE
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SERGIO PÉREZ TAKES POLE IN JEDDAH AHEAD OF LECLERC AND ALONSO AS VERSTAPPEN HITS TROUBLE

Sergio Pérez claimed his second consecutive pole position for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by 0.155s as Fernando Alonso finished third for Aston Martin. There was disappointment for Max Verstappen, though, as the championship leader was forced to retire from the session with a driveshaft problem in Q2. In Q1 the early pavce was set by Haas’ Nico Hülkenberg, with a lap of 1:29.875, as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took P2, 0.028s off the German’s time. Pérez then moved ahead with a lap of 1:29.261. Verstappen was on track, though, and the Dutchman quickly established a new benchmark, posting an opening lap of 1:28.761 to claim top spot, half a second clear of his team-mate. Leclerc improved to 1:29.376 to rise to third place ahead of Ferrari team-mate Carl...
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...