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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc dismisses 'boring' Verstappen dominance claims

The Ferrari driver last won a Grand Prix in July 2022 as Max Verstappen continues to dominant F1.

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Charles Leclerc has dismissed claims that Formula 1 has become boring due to the dominance of Max Verstappen and Red Bull.

The team has taken wins in 24 of the last 25 races in F1, with George Russell's win at the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix being the only time a non-Red Bull car has won a race since last season's French GP.

Verstappen took a historic 10th victory in a row in the RB19 at Monza, eclipsing Sebastian Vettel's tally of nine that was set in 2013.

When asked whether the Verstappen-Red Bull dominance is hurting F1, Leclerc told media, including RacingNews365: "There's always been some kind of dominance in the sport.

"Today, Max and Red Bull are doing an incredible job so they deserve it whether it's boring or not.

"Honestly, if every race we've got a different winner and we win by a margin of one second, I'm sure races will be more exciting.

"But this is F1 [at the moment] and they deserve it in the end."

Horner: Winning needs every single member doing their part

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner hailed the impressive feat achieved by team at Monza, as they edge closer to a third Drivers' and second Constructors' Championship in a row.

"To win a Grand Prix is hard enough, to win 14 in a row or 24 out of the last 25, that needs every single member of the team doing their part," said Horner.

"We're racing against some some massive opponents and we're just taking it one race at a time."


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