Can Red Bull win every race of the F1 2023 season? Max Verstappen thinks it is possible, but detailed why it is also unlikely.
Reigning Constructors’ champs Red Bull and defending World Champion Verstappen have made a dominant start to their respective title defences in F1 2023.
With six rounds of the season gone, Red Bull have hoovered up all six victories on offer, four of those going the way of Verstappen.
And the latest outing in Monaco failed to offer any suggestion that Red Bull will be within reach anytime soon, Verstappen’s final margin of victory over Fernando Alonso standing at 28 seconds. Even rain which arrived to cause chaos around the two-thirds mark of the race could not halt the Verstappen charge.
It was after the season-opener in Bahrain that Mercedes’ George Russell tipped Red Bull to win every race this season, and that is a prediction which could still yet prove to be true.
But will it come true? Verstappen was asked for his take on the matter ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.
“How it looks like at the moment, I think we can [win every race],” he said as per Sky Sports F1.
Red Bull could do it then, though Verstappen stressed that such an achievement would nonetheless be very much against the odds, as even though nobody has an answer for their pace, there always comes a time when things simply do not go your way.
“But that’s very unlikely to happen,” he continued. “There are always things that go wrong, or you have retirements or whatever.
“Purely on pace, I think at the moment it looks like that. But we will always get to tracks where it doesn’t work out exactly or whatever, bad luck in qualifying, you make your own mistakes.”
The Drivers’ Championship battle looks likely to turn into a Red Bull-exclusive one, though Sergio Perez cannot afford a repeat of his horror Monaco weekend where he failed to score points, all while Verstappen collected 25.
It means that heading into the Spanish Grand Prix, Verstappen’s buffer over his team-mate stands at 39 points, with Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso then a further 12 points back from Perez.