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F1 fans bored by Red Bull dominance are fake - Verstappen

Red Bull's stunning streak of F1 wins was ended at the Singapore Grand Prix but Verstappen is far from worried by its importance to the sport.

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Max Verstappen has suggested those who can't appreciate Red Bull's dominance over F1 this season 'aren't real fans'.

The Dutchman, along with the Milton Keynes-based outfit, are well on the way to a double World Championship-winning campaign having secured a record-breaking run of victories that began in Abu Dhabi last season and ended only at last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

A wrong set-up direction left the RB19 underperforming across the Marina Bay event, with both Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez failing to reach Q3 in qualifying before a double points finish was recovered.

The absence of a Red Bull at the top of the leaderboard allowed the chasing pack to take centre stage, with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz eventually winning out in an enthralling battle alongside McLaren's Lando Norris and Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

Such a battle has been long awaited by fans across the season given Verstappen's sublime run of form had often amounted to leads exceeding 20 seconds to the next non-Red Bull.

Super relaxed

Red Bull's run had led to the chance of a first undefeated season in F1 history before the streak was ended in Singapore, with Verstappen now taking aim at those who are opposed to the dominance.

Asked if he could see the bigger picture that the battle for the lead last weekend was important for the sport, Verstappen told media including RacingNews365.com: "Honestly, I have zero interest in that... we got beaten in a very clear way.

"I don't think about what is good for F1, I don't think it was necessarily bad, what was happening, we were just better than everyone else.

"If people can't appreciate that, you are not a real fan, but this is how it goes.

"This is why I was super relaxed about it. We didn't perform and other people did a better job than us and deserved to win.

"They shouldn't win because people say it's boring that we are winning."

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