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Horner fires ominous warning after Red Bull Saudi domination

Red Bull dominated the entire Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend, with Christian Horner issuing a warning to the field after another one-two.

Christian Horner believes the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix "showed everything we've got" after Red Bull crushed the Formula 1 field in Jeddah. The Milton Keynes squad claimed a one-two finish at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit as Sergio Perez took the win ahead of Max Verstappen by 5.3s Throughout the weekend, either Perez or Verstappen topped every practice and qualifying session, with Fernando Alonso's early four-lap stint out front the only time a Red Bull did not lead. At times, the RB19 was over one second faster than the Aston Martin, Mercedes and Ferrari cars, and nearly double that over the midfield runners as the team starts the season with consecutive one-two finishes.

Horner fires warning to field

"We got a little lucky with the timing on the Safety Car (deployed on Lap 18), which enabled Max to jump both the Ferraris and that worked out well for him," Horner told Sky Sports F1. "What we saw today was the pace of our car on this circuit - and I said it is going to take two or three venues to get a really clear - but that was everything we had today. "We've got a great car and two great drivers, we talked about it earlier in a briefing that you are free to race, but keep it clean. "Both of them are so competitive, but I think today for Checo, that was his best Grand Prix, particularly after the restart on the Hard tyre. "He immediately built a five-second gap and then he maintained that and managed it, so, all credit to him and the team for getting maximum points." Verstappen claimed the bonus point for fastest lap on the final tour to maintain the championship lead by one point from Perez.

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