Adrian Newey speaks out on Red Bull domination

Red Bull have officially won more consecutive races than any team in the history of F1.

Red Bull chief technology officer Adrian Newey has labelled the team’s record-breaking 12 consecutive wins as a “fantastic tribute” to everyone at Milton Keynes, who have worked tirelessly.

Max Verstappen’s win last weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix saw the Austrians exceed McLaren’s 11 wins in a row in 1988, a feat many thought was impossible.

Red Bull have been imperious all season, with the side having won all 11 races so far in 2023.

Verstappen also won the 2022 finale in Abu Dhabi, giving the side 12 wins on the trot.

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Given how superior Red Bull are currently, they could quite easily continue their winning streak this weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix, where Verstappen has won the last two seasons.

Newey openly admitted that the team “could never have dreamt” of claiming 12 wins in a row, something he believes is incredible.

“It has been an amazing run, we could never have dreamt of this,” Newey told F1 Nation.

“To beat that McLaren run of 1988 is something I never thought we would do, so it is a tribute to the whole team, the hard work of all the guys, the reliability we have enjoyed this season.

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“It is a fantastic tribute.”

Whilst Red Bull are very much in a league of their own, Newey has warned the side that they must “keep pushing”.

Newey knows from experience that things can change very quickly in F1, meaning you must “keep on your toes” at all times.

“When you are in a season, you are not really thinking about where you have got to, you are thinking about the next one,” he explained.

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“We have still got a long way to go.

“I remember very clearly in 1999 after Mika [Hakkinen] was leading going into Silverstone, Michael [Schumacher] broke his leg and as a team, to be perfectly honest, we fell asleep for the rest of the year and it ended up going down to the wire and we lost the Constructors’.

“It is a lesson that no matter how good things look, you have to keep pushing and keep on your toes.”