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Christian Horner

Horner's vow amid unprecedented Red Bull dominance

The team have won the past 11 Grands Prix and could be set to take McLaren's all-time record in Hungary.

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has warned the team's Formula 1 rivals that they are continuing to look for "perfection" despite their record-breaking start to the season.

The RB19 has won all 10 races so far this term, which, coupled with a victory in last year's Abu Dhabi finale, means Red Bull is on a streak of 11 straight wins - equalling the all-time record currently set by McLaren.

Such is the dominance of the car, Mercedes driver George Russell even tipped Red Bull to win every race in the season after the Bahrain opener with no real contender emerging from Mercedes, Ferrari or Aston Martin to consistently take the challenge to the Milton Keynes-based squad.

Max Verstappen has won the last six races and eight of the 10 held so far to underline the dominance, though Sergio Perez's struggles in qualifying and his inability to return to the podium in all but one race since Miami have raised questions about the RB19's true superiority.

Horner's vow

Dismissing any concerns over a lack of performance in recent races, Horner told media including RacingNews365.com: "[In Austria] we had a one-two in the sprint race, and a one-three in the main Grand Prix.

"I mean, you are always looking for perfection in this business and you are always looking at: 'Where can we be better?'

"So of course, we’re always striving to say: 'Where can we be better?' and 'Where can we help Checo to achieve what he’s doing on Sundays on Saturdays.'"

Equalling the McLaren record

At the forthcoming Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull has the chance to surpass McLaren's record for most successive wins by a team - which currently stands at 11, achieved in 1988.

McLaren won 15 of the 16 races, only failing to claim victory in the Italian Grand Prix where Alain Prost suffered engine trouble and Ayrton Senna memorably collided with backmarker Jean-Louis Schlesser.

"It's an incredible record McLaren-Honda achieved with those 11 victories with Senna and Prost and to think that we've matched that is testimony to the hard work of the team, the commitment of the drivers and of reliability and strategy," added Horner.

"It is hard winning a Grand Prix, and I think we've won, I'll have to do the maths, but we must be getting close to 19 of the last 20.

"It's been a phenomenal run so success for us, and it's something particularly here at Silverstone, our local circuit, the factory is only 15 miles up the road, we have many employees living in the local area.

"To achieve this result here is something that the whole team can be immensely proud of."

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