Red Bull disappointed with Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen secured his sixth consecutive win at the British Grand Prix, extending Red Bull's record-equalling winning streak.

Max Verstappen’s dominance in Formula 1 shows no signs of abating as he claimed his sixth consecutive victory at the British Grand Prix, matching McLaren’s record of 11 consecutive wins. 

The Dutchman’s remarkable performance has propelled him to a commanding lead in the drivers’ championship, now ahead by 99 points. 

With such a substantial lead, Verstappen could secure the title even if he finishes second to his teammate Sergio Perez in every race without securing the fastest lap.

However, amidst his triumphant weekend, there was one aspect of Verstappen’s performance that left senior Red Bull figure Helmut Marko unimpressed. 

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Despite Lando Norris having a slightly better reaction time off the line, it was not the primary reason Verstappen lost the lead into turn one.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Marko admitted that all the systems were functioning correctly, but Verstappen made a critical error at the start. 

“He let go of the clutch too intensively,” Marko revealed. 

Verstappen’s onboard cameras captured the significant amount of wheelspin he encountered, allowing Norris to swiftly overtake and claim the lead through turn one.

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Verstappen went on to win the race regardless of the mistake, catching Norris by lap five before going on to dominate the remainder of the Grand Prix.

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Even with a Safety Car incident bringing the grid together, Verstappen was able to pull away from his rivals, as Norris and Hamilton battled out for P2 and P3, while Oscar Piastri was forced to settle for P4.

With his win at Silverstone, Verstappen now has a lead of 99 points in the Drivers’ Standings over his teammate Perez.

Perez, on the other hand, is under pressure in the Drivers’ race, as Fernando Alonso challenges him for runner up in the title fight.