Toto Wolff takes cheap shot at Sergio Perez

Max Verstappen has won 25 of the last 34 races in Formula 1, cementing his dominance at the top.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has admitted that Red Bull’s current dominance is partially similar to what the Silver Arrows experienced, but that the Austrians don’t have two drivers “fighting each other”.

Red Bull are currently dominating Formula 1 and have been since the new aerodynamic regulations were introduced.

Since the new regs came into effect at the start of 2022, the Milton Keynes-based team have won 29 out of 34 races.

They are so far unbeaten this year, with the Austrians having won all 12 races in 2023.

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Their current winning streak actually sits at 13 wins though, following their victory at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

If that wasn’t enough, reigning World Champion Max Verstappen is on a run of eight wins in a row, whilst he’s claimed 10 this season in total.

Verstappen’s superiority has seen him build a staggering 125-point lead over Sergio Perez in the Drivers’ Championship, who hasn’t won since Azerbaijan.

Many have tried to compare Red Bull’s current form to Mercedes’ dominance from 2014-2021, a period of time which saw the Silver Arrows win eight consecutive Constructors’ Championships and seven Drivers’ Championships.

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Wolff isn’t sure if Red Bull are more or less similar than the Germans were; however, he does admit that his team at least had “two cars that were fighting each other”.

“I don’t know whether our dominance was similar or less [than Red Bull’s],” Wolff said, as reported by the Express.

“I think we had years where we did it in the same way. But at least we had two cars that were fighting each other so that caused a little bit of entertainment for everyone. And that’s not the case at the moment.”

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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg often duelled when partnered with each other, to the extent where they even clashed occasionally.

Perez has offered Verstappen very little competition since joining Red Bull in 2021, with him having won just four races since the start of the new regs, whereas Verstappen has won 25.

Verstappen is far superior over Perez, who he breezed past at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to win yet another race.