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Christian Horner

Horner believes topping current Red Bull level is ‘impossible’

Red Bull is enjoying one of the most successful seasons in Formula 1 history.

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner believes that topping the squad's current campaign is an “impossible” task.

The Milton Keynes-based Formula 1 team is enjoying one of the most successful seasons in the history of the sport.

The RB19 challenger has been highly dominant this year, winning 15 out of the 16 races staged so far.

13 of the victories have come through Max Verstappen, who is on the verge of sealing his third F1 title - a feat he can achieve this weekend in Qatar.

The Dutchman has been largely unchallenged during the races this year, with the car being especially strong in the Grands Prix.

Such is Red Bull's prowess, Horner doesn't think that it can repeat its high level of performance in future seasons.

“To repeat a season like this, it is a golden one,” he told media including RacingNews365.com. “To do better than we're doing? I think it's impossible.

“We're riding a wave. And of course, we want to try and ride that wave as long as we can.

“Formula 1 is a fast-moving business, you see how quickly teams move up, move down. And Singapore [the scene of Red Bull's only loss this year], if nothing else, it demonstrates that there can be zero complacency and that we have to keep pushing the boundaries.”

'Stable regulations helped Red Bull'

Red Bull also had a dominant campaign last year, however it was bested by Ferrari on four occasions, while Mercedes snatched a race win towards the end of the season.

It was also challenged on race day more often compared to this year.

Horner has denied that other teams simply got their new challengers wrong which resulted in an increase in the deficit, but instead praised the effort of the Red Bull outfit.

“The regulations are stable,” he said. “We have the same gearbox on the car, we have the same chassis as last year. A lot of things carried over from last year.

“The team have done a great job in efficiently developing the car and reducing the weight.

“The whole technical team operational team have done an amazing job to maintain across the variants of circuits that we've had, this kind of this kind of performance.”

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