Max Verstappen issues Red Bull warning ahead of 2023 Singapore GP

Red Bull are hopeful of continuing their dominant run but accept they are likely to face a tough fight in Singapore.

In the wake of his tenth consecutive victory, Max Verstappen, the Dutch sensation, has cast his gaze toward the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix, believing that Red Bull Racing may encounter a more formidable challenge on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. 

Red Bull’s exceptional performance this season has rendered them seemingly invincible, boasting a flawless record in securing victory in every race so far.

So dominant has Red Bull been that their performance this season etched them into the annals of Formula 1 history. 

They became the first F1 team to achieve a staggering 15 consecutive wins, a streak dating back to last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

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Verstappen’s recent triumph at the Italian Grand Prix propelled him to the pinnacle of F1 excellence, surpassing Sebastian Vettel’s previous record of nine consecutive wins.

Red Bull’s unassailable form this season has ignited speculation that they could potentially clinch victory in every race, a possibility acknowledged by Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff.

Wolff remarked after the Italian Grand Prix, “They are on track to win every race this season, and that, by the way, is a record that I would think is a good one, because that is perfection.” 

Wolff went on to assert that the only conceivable path to defeat for Red Bull would be if they “screw it up themselves.”

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Nevertheless, as Red Bull readies for the Singapore Grand Prix, it appears that their path to victory may not be as smooth as their season thus far. 

In a post-race press conference following the Italian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen shared his perspective on the upcoming challenge, stating, “[It will be] a little bit more difficult, 

“I think for us. But we’ll see. 

“We’ll do our best and of course we’ll try to go in there and try to win it again.

“But it’s not, let’s say, going to be the strongest weekend for us.”

Sergio Perez, Verstappen’s teammate, concurred with Max’s sentiments, adding, “I agree with Max. 

“I think it’s going to be a weekend where basically anything can happen, and hopefully we are able to have a very strong Saturday, because if you don’t start in the front row, it’s very unlikely that you will have a shot at the victory. 

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“So hopefully we can repeat what we did last year there.”

Recalling last year’s Singapore Grand Prix, Red Bull emerged victorious, with Sergio Perez securing the top spot on the podium. 

Verstappen, on the other hand, had a challenging weekend, qualifying eighth and ultimately finishing seventh after encountering a poor start and making an error during the race.