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Max Verstappen

Red Bull test driver delivers ominous Verstappen verdict for 2024

Will we see a repeat of the dominance displayed by Red Bull in 2024? Formula E World Champion and Test and Reserve driver delivers an ominous verdict.

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Can Red Bull have another dominant season and surpass their 2023 season? After winning 21 out of 22 Grands Prix you would probably say this would be a difficult feat to achieve again.

Max Verstappen would have to recreate his unbeaten run of 10 wins in a row, while also surpassing his own record of 12 poles in a season. Sergio Perez would also have to improve on his two races victories, having struggled to match his team-mate.

Red Bull's Test and Reserve driver, and incidentally the 2023 Formula E champion, expects the team to pick up where they left off for 2024 with the RB20.

"We've got an extremely fast race car again at the Red Bull team," Jake Dennis explained when speaking to The Mirror.

"I would expect us to become champions again, unless someone like Ferrari or Mercedes somehow manages to find about a second [per lap] overnight. I think it's going to be quite a dull season in F1 with Max probably dominating."

Dennis: We switch development to 2024 quickly

Dennis admits that Red Bull stopped developing the successful RB19 quite early on to shift focus to their 2024 challenger.

"I'd be lying if I said we didn't switch our attention to the 2024 car quite quickly," said Dennis. "We didn't do any development on the 2023 car after Singapore."

The Brit sees Verstappen's dominance is advantageous for Formula E, as the championship looks to increase its global reach after a few years of stagnation.

"It's so dominant from Max right now, it really brings new viewers to Formula E. It brings our championship alive because we just don't have that - we have a championship which is extremely difficult and close," he explained.

"We have 20 cars within two or three seconds on certain tracks, so it's a lot more exciting and a lot more enjoyable for the fans, I would say. We just need to branch out there to a bigger audience for Formula E and get plenty of exposure, which is what is needed for the championship to take it to the next level."

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