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F1 Podcast: What does Dietrich Mateschitz's death mean for Red Bull?

Red Bull sealed the 2022 Constructors' Championship at the United States Grand Prix, but the team's celebrations were muted following the death of founder Dietrich Mateschitz the day before the race. What does Mateschitz's passing mean for the future of the drinks-backed outfit?

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Following a two-race Asian swing in Singapore and Japan, the Formula 1 circus moved westwards last week for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

While reigning World Champion Max Verstappen surprised few observers by taking victory and equalling the record of 13 Grand Prix wins in a single season, the Dutchman had to work hard for it, with a slow pit-stop dropping him behind Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc late in the race.

After his win, which also helped confirm Red Bull as Constructors' champions of 2022, Verstappen was quick to pay tribute to team founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who passed away on Saturday after a long illness.

With Mateschitz the driving force behind Red Bull's arrival in F1, first as a team sponsor in the 1990s before forming Red Bull Racing in late 2004, what does his passing mean for the future of the drinks-backed outfit?

Joining Michael Butterworth to discuss all the key issues from the United States Grand Prix is Dieter Rencken, Editorial Director of RacingNews365.com.

Mateschitz's passing also means that discussions between the FIA and Red Bull over an alleged breach of the cost cap are on hold for a few days.

With several other drivers and teams calling for the book to be thrown at Red Bull, what sort of sanction might the team be facing?

F1 is set to have its first American driver since 2015 next year, with Logan Sargeant stepping up to a race seat at Williams. With the U.S. staging three Grands Prix next year, how significant is Sargeant's place on the grid?

And in the bottom half of the Constructors' Championship, can an improving Aston Martin overhaul Alfa Romeo for sixth place after having been ninth just a few weeks ago?

All this and more on this episode of the RacingNews365.com F1 podcast!

F1 2022 United States Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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