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Marko hails Red Bull's 'domination' of F1 in 2022

With Red Bull taking seven victories from the first nine races of the 2022 season, Helmut Marko believes that the team are dominating, but has also issued a note of caution over a possible concern.

Helmut Marko believes that Red Bull are "dominating" Formula 1 in 2022, though remains wary of their reliability concerns. Max Verstappen took his sixth win of the campaign at the Canadian Grand Prix, which was also the sixth victory in a row for the team. The Milton Keynes-based squad have so far amassed a total of 304 points in the Constructors' Championship, giving them a 76-point advantage over Ferrari. Marko thinks that this form points to Red Bull having dominated the campaign so far.

Marko: Red Bull have had an unbelievable run

"The main thing is you have to finish and avoid those reliability things," Marko told Autosport . "We also had a Sprint race, which helped us a lot to get more points. "We have an unbelievable run now, normally in the first half of the season we were always catching up and now are dominating. "You have to say that if you win seven races out of the first nine, that is domination."

Reliability remains a concern, says Marko

Despite this run of form, Red Bull faced some reliability issues in the earlier stages of the season, with Verstappen recording DNFs in Bahrain and Australia due to mechanical problems. There was also a more recent occurrence when Sergio Perez was forced to retire from the Canadian Grand Prix due to an issue with the gearbox. As such, Marko admits that this is something the team need to remain aware of. "Reliability is always a concern if you have a car that is so much on the limit," he explained. "You see that at Ferrari. The only ones who don’t have a technical DNF yet is Mercedes, but they had to lift during some races because of overheating problems."

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