Ex-Red Bull driver claims rivals have figured out how to beat Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

Mercedes and Ferrari are expected to introduce big upgrades at the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Ex-Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat has revealed the “only way” that the Austrians can be beaten, with the Russian drive believing that their rivals have “finally” discovered how they can do it.

The ex-F1 driver who last appeared in F1 for AlphaTauri in 2020, has stated that the only way to beat the mighty Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez is to “copy” the RB19, with Red Bull having won every race so far this season.

Verstappen has claimed two victories whilst Perez has won one, all of which have come very comfortably.

As if that wasn’t enough, Red Bull have started every race on pole, with most expecting it to happen once again next weekend at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Red Bull have won the last two races at the Baku City Circuit, with their straight-line speed advantage likely meaning they’ll be at the front again this year.

With the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari set to introduce big upgrades once the championship enters the European rounds, the gap between them and Red Bull will hopefully decrease; however, Kvyat is confident that the Milton Keynes-based team have “everything they need” to remain comfortably at the front.

“But now people understood that the only way to beat them is to copy their car… Finally. It’s as simple as that,” Kvyat said on the Track Limits podcast.

“I think they definitely this year [will stay dominant], maybe next year finally people will catch up, but this year still looks way ahead of everyone.

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“Maybe towards the end of the year with development people will be able to get closer, but I still think yeah, they are obviously dominating, also Honda, the engine has been great, and they have everything they need.”

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With that in mind, Kvyat doesn’t see the remaining 20 rounds this season being exciting, with the exception of Azerbaijan which always throws up and exciting race.

“It’s going to be boring!” admitted Kvyat.

“But the next one maybe will be interesting, when Mercedes and Ferrari will step up the game, understand what pieces to copy. Then it will be probably more interesting.”