Red Bull F1 team principal Christian Horner says winning all six races in 2022 is a “very high demand”, but that he will not race defensively to ensure the end of the season, stating that he will aim to win it all without doing. nothing.
Championship leader Max Verstappen has won 11 times this season and could equal Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s record of 13 wins in a single season.
In the hands of Max Erstappen, the Red Bull RB18 is effectively in a league of its own, leaving Ferrari to compete in the final only when circumstances do.
Red Bull Racing’s dominance in recent races has been so impressive that Lewis Hamilton admits he is “almost unbeatable”.
“We have to be realistic that Red Bull is almost unbeatable,” said Lewis Hamilton after the recent Italian Grand Prix, which saw Max Verstappen clinch his 31st career win in F1.
“It takes a lot of effort to beat that car. When it comes to performance, I’m completely ahead of everyone.”
Max Verstappen currently leads Charles Leclerc by 116 points and could win the drivers’ championship at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix with up to 138 points remaining after the race.
If Max Verstappen wins in Singapore, Charles Leclerc will need at least three points to keep the title alive in Japan. Sergio Perez and George Russell can also mathematically delay the celebration.
Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull Racing F1, says the team’s approach is to adopt an aggressive style and try to win every race.
“Winning all six remaining races is a very high demand and there are some big variations on the circuit,” Horner said.
“Singapore[rispetto a Monza]it’s a completely different challenge because the circuit has the most corners and it’s a bumpy road track. “
“We are in an excellent position in the championship, but we will attack every race and do our best. The points will be managed naturally.”
“But as you know, we were fast in Spa, Zandvoort, Monza and even Budapest, so the car performs very well on different circuits.”
Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen will need a near-perfect performance from his squad to finish the championship in Singapore asap.
Max Verstappen has a streak of five straight wins and says that with the championship around the corner, only in karting has he enjoyed such an advantage in racing.
“My last year in karting was like this, but in terms of feeling it is very different,” said Verstappen.
“At that point, the goal is Formula 1. Obviously I like what I have achieved, but I think there is still a long way to go to get there.”
“So the wave of excitement and what I’m feeling is a little different. But my last year in karting was fantastic.”