With the summer break set to end in just over a week at the Dutch Grand Prix, Lando Norris has been voted as the driver most likely to end Red Bull’s reign, with the Austrians having won every race so far in 2023.
Red Bull are 12 for 12 so far this season and are tipped to win every remaining race, in what would be a record-breaking achievement for the Milton Keynes-based team.
No team in the history of Formula 1 has ever gone an entire season unbeaten, something Red Bull are 10 races away from achieving.
10 of their 12 victories this season have astonishingly come courtesy of Max Verstappen, who has won the last eight in a row.
Sergio Perez’s two wins came in the opening four races of the year, with him having struggled for form ever since.
Following a vote by Express Sport – which consisted of 21,321 fans – 37% named Norris as the driver most likely to end Red Bull’s superiority and claim a race victory.
Should the McLaren driver do just that, then it’d see him win his first race in F1, something he hasn’t come close to doing since the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.
Norris is in fine form currently, ever since McLaren introduced their big upgrades package at the Austrian Grand Prix.
In the last four races, he’s finished fourth, second, second and fifth.
He even briefly led the British Grand Prix, before being overtaken by Verstappen.
Should McLaren continue to make progress, then Norris genuinely could take the fight to Red Bull.
His team-mate Oscar Piastri received 11% of the vote, with the rookie growing in stature very quickly.
Piastri is already performing at a similar level to Norris, something which many didn’t expect to happen so soon.
Lewis Hamilton received 33% vote; however, with Mercedes having switched their focus to 2024, the Germans deficit to Red Bull will likely stay as big as it currently is.
Nevertheless, the seven-time World Champion received significantly more votes than George Russell, who picked up just 4%.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc collected 15% of the votes, although the Maranello-based team’s form has been wildly inconsistent this season.