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Red Bull Racing

Red Bull facing 'bulletproof' F1 challenge

The Milton Keynes-based outfit is enjoying a dominant spell.

Former F1 driver Jan Lammers has insisted Red Bull won't be able to sustain its "bulletproof" dominance over its rivals.

The Milton Keynes-based outfit has been unbeatable this season, securing all 12 race wins as well as the trio of Sprints and only missing out on two pole positions.

Next-best team Mercedes sits 256 points adrift in the Constructors' championship whilst Max Verstappen is well on his way to a third successive Drivers' title, boasting a 125-point advantage over teammate Sergio Perez.

The command demonstrated by Red Bull is reminiscent of Mercedes' stranglehold at the start of the turbo-hybrid era last decade and Ferrari's dominance at the start of the 2000s with Michael Schumacher.

Key ingredients

Verstappen and Red Bull's ease of victory this year has led to concerns over the excitement factor provided by F1 but speaking to RacingNews365, former driver and Le Mans winner Lammers said: "It's something that may seem boring now, but even Red Bull won't be able to sustain that series of success in the future.

"Make no mistake about that combination of all those people who just flawlessly fit together... just think of a top dish: add just one wrong ingredient to it or take just one key ingredient out of it and the flavour is gone.

"So at Red Bull, you don't know who is the person who can soon just shake up that whole structure.

"If soon Adrian Newey or Helmut Marko say 'well guys, I'm going to do the garden,' or you get Max away from Red Bull, then Perez is the last man standing.

"We've seen what that means. How long this structure will be so bulletproof, [I have] no idea, but don't underestimate what it can do to a team when a few ingredients disappear."

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