Cyril Abiteboul makes Red Bull dominance claim

Red Bull's current dominance isn't the first time the Austrians have been an unbeatable outfit.

Ex-Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul believes Red Bull’s dominance is thanks to their “winning attitude”, to the point that they’re “strong everywhere”.

This isn’t the first time that Red Bull have been the dominant side of the grid, with the outfit having been almost unbeatable from 2010-2013.

Sebastian Vettel won the title in all four seasons, similar to how Max Verstappen has won the championship the last three years.

Red Bull have arguably never lost the championship when they’ve had the best package, something which perhaps puts their dominance ahead of Mercedes.

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Mercedes have fallen off the cliff massively since the new regulations were introduced in 2022, similar in many ways as to how Red Bull struggled when the hybrid era of the sport was introduced in 2014.

However, the big difference so far is that the Austrians were able to reduce Mercedes’ advantage over the years and eventually move past them.

Mercedes have been lost ever since their dominance ended, to the point that 2024 will see the Silver Arrows introduce their third concept in three years.

Abiteboul pointed out that Red Bull’s biggest strength is that they currently don’t have a single weakness, making them virtually impossible to beat.

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“The strength of Red Bull is that they are strong everywhere,” Abiteboul told Franceinfo.

It’s not just because of Max Verstappen that Red Bull have become superior, with every member of the Milton Keynes-based squad having played their part to create the exceptional RB19.

The RB19 is without a doubt one of the greatest F1 cars in the history of the sport, if not the greatest outright.

With two races still remaining, Red Bull have already claimed 19 wins in 2023, shattering the record of most wins by a team in a single season.

17 of them have come courtesy of Verstappen, who has broken several records this year.

The most recent record he broke was for highest percentage of race wins in year, with the Dutchman having eclipsed Alberto Ascari’s 75% in 1952.

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Verstappen has won just over 77% of the races this campaign, with that number expected to increase before the year concludes.

The three-time World Champion is a ruthless winner, something which actually can be said about the entire team who Abiteboul admits are “used to winning”.

“They are people used to winning, the reflexes are present. They have this winning attitude which makes its mark,” Abiteboul added.