Carlos Sainz believes Red Bull's early dominance of the 2023 Formula 1 season is "nothing new" amid claims they can win every race.
The 2022 champions have started the new season with back-to-back one-two finishes with the RB19 proving to be over a second per lap faster than the chasing front-runners in Saudi Arabia.
George Russell claimed after Bahrain that Red Bull would win every race in 2023, with both his Mercedes and Sainz's Ferrari squads struggling to make inroads against the Milton Keynes squad.
And the Spaniard believes Red Bull's dominance is not out of the ordinary for Grand Prix racing.
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Sainz explains Red Bull dominance
"This just confirms we need to improve as the Red Bull is really, really dominant now," he explained to media including RacingNews365 after his sixth place finish in Jeddah.
"I've never been a fan of being concerned of one team dominating because if they've done such a good job, they deserve it.
"I mean I wish it was us, and then I would get really angry people telling us that we're walking over Formula 1.
"Unfortunately, this is a cars sport more than the drivers, we know that makes more of a difference.
"Red Bull has a very strong line-up and what we know is that if a car is really food, all the other drivers cannot do much to stay in the fight.
"It is the nature of Formula 1 and we've seen it in the past, it is nothing new."
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