Max Verstappen is not taking anything for granted despite admitting his Red Bull machine has come alive in recent races.
Verstappen, who leads the Drivers' Championship by 32 points over Lewis Hamilton, has won four of the last five F1 rounds and is the favourite for this weekend's British Grand Prix. Nevertheless, 14 events remain on the 2021 schedule which is something Verstappen is very aware of.
"It's not over," Verstappen told Sky Sports. "It's still a very long season, we're not even halfway. "Of course so far we have been doing a great job, but again I think Silverstone is one of these tracks where they [Mercedes] have always been really good at.
"But again, in France we have been struggling there in the past and I think we were very competitive there. I hope from a racing perspective of course it's coming home, but I think it's coming home to Milton Keynes."
Verstappen is currently on a streak of a hat-trick of victories whilst Mercedes have not won since the Spanish GP at the beginning of May. Development appears to have gone well at Red Bull and they have learned a lot from their mistakes in previous years during F1's turbo-hybrid era.
"It's just evolution and I think we learned from last year as well, what we could do better," said Verstappen. "This car has really come alive and of course we keep on trying to improve it.
"But I think so far this year, everything has been going quite well but it's never good enough, so that's why we have to keep on pushing."