Christian Horner’s message to chasing Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

Mercedes might have made strides forward since the start of the season but they are yet to crack Red Bull’s dominant streak.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has emphasised the formidable challenge that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes face in their pursuit of Red Bull’s dominance. 

According to Horner, Red Bull is currently operating at the pinnacle of their 19-year history, making them a force to be reckoned with. 

Having won every race in the 2023 season thus far, Red Bull has consistently outpaced their competitors since the implementation of new technical regulations last year.

As the British Grand Prix approaches, there seems to be no end in sight to Red Bull’s stranglehold on victory, with Max Verstappen poised to secure his sixth consecutive Grand Prix win. 

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While Red Bull has previously achieved success in Formula 1, clinching four consecutive Constructors’ Championship titles from 2010 to 2013, Horner firmly believes that the team’s current form surpasses anything they have accomplished before.

In an interview with The Guardian, Horner stated, “I think we are operating at the highest level that this team has seen in our 19-year history, it is a halcyon period for the team. 

“Of course, we will go to Silverstone with confidence, but also acutely aware that it is very easy to drop the ball and for variables that are sometimes beyond your control.”

Highlighting Red Bull’s ability to perform consistently in challenging conditions, Horner remarked on their impressive performance in Austria, saying, “What was impressive in Austria was that throughout all the conditions we have stayed on top of them and executed a very good Grand Prix. 

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“This is our best run of in-season results since Sebastian Vettel in 2013. 

“We have won nine races in a row in a season. 

“We obviously want to keep this roll going as long as we can, but how long? Only time will tell.”

Horner stressed the importance of a collaborative effort, acknowledging the collective work of every department within the team. 

He noted, “It’s down to every single department, to achieve results like this it’s not just about the race team; it is about all the activity that goes on behind the scenes in the factory. 

“You have to work as a team as one team. That’s where we have been incredibly strong.”

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Red Bull’s dominance is clearly reflected in the Constructors’ Championship standings, with the team already holding a staggering 199-point lead over Mercedes. 

The vast gap in performance between the two teams suggests that it will be an arduous task for the Silver Arrows to catch up to their Austrian rivals in the near future. 

Nonetheless, Mercedes will be aiming to rebound from their lacklustre performance in Austria as they gear up for the British Grand Prix this Sunday.