Red Bull to end 71-year record that will be bad news for the UK

Max Verstappen has been in imperious form this season, and he will almost certainly win the 2023 F1 Championship.

Having won the opening 12 races of the 2023 season, Red Bull are on the verge of breaking a record dating back to 1952, when Formula 1 began.

At least once in every F1 season since 1952, the British national anthem has been played for the winning driver or team.

This 71-year record is currently set to be broken, with the British national anthem having not yet been played in 2023.

For it to be played to celebrate a driver winning, then either Lewis Hamilton, George Russell or Lando Norris need to claim victory.

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Should any of these drivers not win, then the British anthem being played relies on McLaren, Aston Martin or Williams winning a race.

The British anthem in previous years has been played almost as often as the Dutch and Austrian anthem, thanks to Hamilton.

Somebody will need to topple the Austrians and Max Verstappen for ‘God Save the King’ to be played; however, it looks increasingly unlikely.

Red Bull have won every race this season with ease, mostly due to the dominance of the reigning World Champion.

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Verstappen alone has won 10 races this year, whilst he’s currently on a run of eight victories in a row.

As a result of him being in a complete league of his own, Verstappen leads the Drivers’ Championship by 125 points over Sergio Perez.

Unsurprisingly, Red Bull boast a mammoth 256-point lead over Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship.

Given that the next round is the Dutch Grand Prix, a Red Bull and Verstappen victory is the expected outcome, with it being the Dutchman’s home race.

He’s on the verge of claiming a third consecutive title, with the big question now being just how many championships can he win?

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Either Mercedes driver or Norris appear to be the United Kingdom’s best chance of defeating Red Bull, mostly due to Aston Martin falling backwards somewhat.

All three teams will need to pounce on any opportunity that comes their way, especially should the Milton Keynes-based team endure a retirement from the race.

The mentioned representatives of the UK have just 10 more races to ensure that the British national anthem record is extended to 72 years.