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Red Bull Racing

Red Bull ready to 'attack' at remaining F1 races

Christian Horner isn't letting Red Bull's strong performance in the United States change their approach for the final five races of the F1 season.

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Although Max Verstappen managed to extend his lead in the Drivers' Championship in the United States, Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner says the team won't be more cautious at the remaining five races.

The Dutchman currently holds a 12-point lead over Lewis Hamilton following his win in Austin, while Sergio Perez's third-place finish means Red Bull now sit just 23 points back on Mercedes in the Constructors' standings.

When asked if Red Bull's performance in Austin will push the team to change their approach, with the end of the season drawing near, Horner was adamant with his answer.

"No, you've got to attack. Twelve points is nothing" Horner told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. "It can disappear very quickly as we've seen previously.

"We've got to keep attacking over race weekends, and get the most out of them that we possibly can. Five to go, the pressure only gets bigger."

Next up are trips to Mexico and Brazil, tracks that have been kind to Red Bull in the past, however Horner isn't taking anything for granted.

He added: "There are five races to go. There's still another 130 points on the board, and we've only got a 12-point lead.

"It's great to have extended it here [in Austin]. With 10 laps to go it looked like we might be leaving equal or behind. To have extended the lead is a great result. We've got some big races coming up."

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