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Ex-Red Bull driver says team deserve more praise

Despite having dominated F1 over the past 18 months, Red Bull are not getting the credit they are due, according to Mark Webber.

Former Red Bull Formula 1 driver Mark Webber says the team do not receive due praise for their achievements. Max Verstappen’s victory in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix was Red Bull's 100th win since entering F1 in 2005, with the team having won six Drivers' and five Constructors' titles in that time. Red Bull appear likely to add to that tally this year, with driver Max Verstappen leading the Drivers' standings handsomely, and the team having won all eight races of 2023 so far. However, Webber – who drove for the squad between 2007 and 2013, winning nine races – feels that Red Bull's background as a drinks manufacturer, rather than as a carmaker like Ferrari or Mercedes, means the team's achievements are diluted somewhat in the eyes of the public. "If they had been a works team, they might have received even more praise," Webber told Motorsport.com . "It is still essentially a team made up of fantastic individuals and people who have done a great job to create a beautiful Formula 1 car that can compete for World Championships, which is dominant in so many ways. "They have put a lot of effort into this sport. The staff and infrastructure in Milton Keynes is testament to how well they manage. "The commitment they have shown, both towards their employees and the sport, has also been very good. A lot of people have come and gone. "People sometimes forget that the amount of work that Red Bull has done is extraordinary."

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