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Christian Horner

Horner responds to stunning Wolff claim

The Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff claimed the rest of the field were like F2 cars in Hungary.

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has insisted there is no "silver bullet" for F1 success after Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff suggested the rest of the field is racing in an 'F2' category.

Max Verstappen extended his Drivers' championship lead to 110 points over teammate Sergio Perez with victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The success continued Red Bull's run of having secured top-spot in each of the 11 races this season and, when adding the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from last term, saw the Milton Keynes-based outfit break the F1 record for most consecutive wins.

Mercedes sits second in the Constructors' standings, 229 points adrift of Red Bull and with Verstappen's win the most dominant of the season - 33.7secs ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris, Wolff claimed Red Bull was driving an F1 car against the rest of the field in 'F2 cars'.

All about the details

Responding to Wolff's comments, Horner told media including RacingNews365: "The way the team is working, it is all about the details.

"We are leaving no stone unturned at the moment - the strategy was strong, the pit stop... a 1.9-second stop the guys put in for Checo, very quick stops again for Max.

"You're seeing a whole team operating at such a high level. There is no silver bullet in F1 and it is always a culmination of factors that have to come together to achieve these kinds of results."

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