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Max Verstappen

Verstappen 'confused' by F1's latest trend

But that hasn't stopped the Red Bull driver in his tracks.

Max Verstappen has been left confused by F1's constantly switching middle order as Red Bull continues to dominate.

The Dutchman secured his sixth consecutive victory at the British Grand Prix, a result that saw Red Bull notch up a record-equalling 11th win in a row - a run dating back to Verstappen's win in Abu Dhabi last year.

But whilst the two-time champion and his team run away with both championships, the pecking order behind has been consistently shuffled as rivals add upgrade packages to their cars.

Aston Martin started the year as Red Bull's nearest challenger, only to fall back in recent races to become the fifth-best machinery.

Mercedes was fourth, behind Ferrari during the opening exchanges but its radical Monaco Grand Prix upgrade paid dividends to promote the Silver Arrows to second in the Constructors' standings.

Alpine secured a podium in Monaco courtesy of Esteban Ocon, yet all four of the aforementioned teams have been usurped by McLaren recently, with Lando Norris finishing second at Silverstone, with rookie teammate Oscar Piastri fourth.

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"It’s very confusing to me because every single race weekend, it's someone else," Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I think is because it's so close behind that if you get your car in a little bit of a better window, it works on one particular track.

"So for me, I don't know what's going to happen in Hungary... who is going to be quick or the second quickest."

Noting Red Bull's superiority, Verstappen added: "The stable factor so far is that every single weekend, it seems like we are on top, which of course is the most important from our side."

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