Martin Brundle jokes about Max Verstappen’s dominance

Max Verstappen's win at the 2023 Hungarian GP was Red Bull's 12th consecutive victory.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen was unbeatable once again last weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with the Dutchman having won by over 30 seconds.

Verstappen beat Lando Norris at the Hungaroring by 33.7 seconds on Sunday, to secure his seventh consecutive win and his ninth of 2023.

His ninth win of the season also marked 12 in a row for Red Bull, a new Formula 1 record.

The two-time World Champion was so quick in fact, that ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle joked that he’d “disappeared into a different postcode”.

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“Max took off and then disappeared into a different postcode,” Brundle said on Sky Sports F1 after the race.

Verstappen started the race in second after being beaten to pole position by 2021 rival Lewis Hamilton; however, it was the Dutchman who led on the exit of the first corner.

After getting past Hamilton at Turn 1, the Dutchman simply cleared off into the distance.

He noted that getting into the lead so early made his race “easier”, as he was able to do his “own pace”.

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“It made my race a bit easier to have a good start and immediately go into the lead. Then basically you can just do your own pace,” Verstappen told Sky Sports F1’s Junior broadcast.

“The car was very, very fast. From there onwards the car was very enjoyable to drive. We could do basically whatever we wanted with the strategy. Twelve in a row for the team is pretty incredible.”

Verstappen and Red Bull in general were simply sensational during the race, with Norris admitting that the Austrians are “too quick” to beat.

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The British driver is simply pleased with the progress being made by McLaren, rather than focusing on somehow defeating Red Bull.

“The guys are too quick. Unless they make mistakes or something happens. I think at the minute we are very happy with the progress we have made,” Norris said.

“To go from where we were five races ago, struggling to get out of Q1 sometimes to fighting for poles and podiums. We will take it for now and our time will come later in the year.”