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Max Verstappen

Verstappen pinpoints Red Bull's greatest 2023 strength

The team clinched its sixth Formula 1 Constructors' title after a dominant display throughout 2023 at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen has pinpointed the greatest strength of Red Bull in 2023, which has enabled it to retain its Constructors' Championship and win it for the sixth time.

The Milton Keynes-based team has won 15 of the 16 races in 2023, often by sizeable margins with Max Verstappen taking 13 of those, including 10 in a row between Miami and Italy.

Only an off-weekend in Singapore prevented Red Bull from the possibility of a clean sweep of race wins.

Verstappen is set to win his third straight title with the team at the next race in Qatar, in what is his seventh full season with the team, having recorded 48 race wins and set numerous records since the 2021 season.

He has taken Lewis Hamilton's mantle as 'the man to beat' as Mercedes continues to struggle to master the ground-effect regulations, but Verstappen believes the foundations of Red Bull's success can be traced to a simple trait.

Verstappen's Red Bull trait

"I think just everyone knowing their role very well and, of course, being good at what they do," Verstappen replied when asked by media including RacingNews365 what the key to the success has been.

"[We have strong] communication [in the team] and people are working [well] together to achieve results like this."

Part of Red Bull's success in 2023 has been down to the fact that it has not had a consistent main challenger.

At various points, Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin and latterly McLaren have been the closest team to Red Bull with wild swings from weekend to weekend.

This was something noted by Team Principal Christian Horner.

"The field has been moving around behind us, one week it's McLaren, next week it's Ferrari, next week it's Mercedes," Horner explained.

"We've been 99 per cent consistent at the front of the field and we've been fairly limited in the amount of development that we've done on the car.

"But I think the developments that we have done have been effective enough to maintain a reasonable margin."


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