Max Verstappen reveals ‘very unlikely’ prediction ahead of 2023 Spanish GP

Red Bull have only failed to claim a 1-2 finish twice this season, in Australia and Monaco.

Championship leader Max Verstappen doesn’t think Red Bull will win every single race this season, with the Dutchman noting that something can always “go wrong”.

Ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Red Bull have so far won all six races this season, with four of those wins having come in the form a comfortable 1-2 finish.

Both times the Austrians failed to claim a 1-2 were at races where Sergio Perez started at the back of the grid, following an error in Q1.

Red Bull failed to claim a 1-2 in Australia as a result of Perez finishing fifth, whilst he finished sixteenth in Monaco last weekend.

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Had the 33-year-old made it to Q3 in Australia and Monaco, then Red Bull would’ve probably claimed a 1-2 at every race this season, highlighting their dominance.

George Russell admitted right at the start of the season after the Bahrain Grand Prix that he thought Red Bull could win every race this year, something Verstappen has labelled as “very unlikely”.

“How it looks like at the moment, I think we can, but that’s very unlikely to happen. There are always things that go wrong, you have a retirement or whatever,” Verstappen said.

To no surprise, Red Bull are the favourites to claim a seventh win of the year at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend, where their straight-line speed will certainly come in handy.

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The beautifully flowing Spanish circuit certainly plays to the Milton Keynes-based team’s strengths, with Fernando Alonso believing that the Austrians should be targeting another 1-2 finish.

“I don’t think realistically we can fight for the victory, let’s be clear, Red Bull has been very dominant all season long so I don’t see any reason why in Barcelona they should not aim for 1-2,” said Alonso.

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With the expectation being that Red Bull are going to be unbeatable once again, the fight for the final spot on the podium looks set to be promising.

Alonso will once again be in the fight for the rostrum, whilst Mercedes are set to discover whether their new concept is truly a step in the right direction.

If it is, then the Silver Arrows could be Alonso’s biggest threat for third; however, Ferrari are also introducing new sidepods this weekend, meaning the Italians could get amongst the battle.