An extraordinary and astonishing achievement that puts them on par with the legendary McLaren team of the 1988 season, a golden era in Formula 1 racing history.
In their dominant campaign this season, Red Bull has showcased impressive superiority, matching the performances of the McLaren team adorned with names like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.
Max Verstappen’s impressive win at the British Grand Prix marked his eighth victory this season and the team’s 11th consecutive win, a record that began with Verstappen’s triumph in the final race of the 2022 season in Abu Dhabi.
This success is not only a great accomplishment for Red Bull but also a symbol of their equivalence to McLaren’s glory, which remains an icon in the history of motorsport.
If Red Bull manages to secure a victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest on July 23rd, they will enter uncharted territory, creating an unparalleled achievement and further strengthening their dominance in the world of Formula 1 racing.
Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, couldn’t hide his admiration for this achievement, expressing his pride with enthusiastic words, “This record is something incredible.”
In 1988, McLaren-Honda achieved an impressive series of victories with Senna and Prost. For us to be able to equal and achieve a similar feat, it is a true testament to the team’s hard work, the drivers’ commitment, the reliability of the car, and the sound strategy.
Winning a Grand Prix is not an easy feat.” Red Bull has achieved impressive success by winning 20 out of the last 21 F1 races, with the only blemish on their victory record being the Sao Paulo Grand Prix last November, won by George Russell from the Mercedes team.
Christian Horner himself is amazed by this extraordinary achievement, and although he sometimes loses count of the impressive winning streak, he cannot hide his happiness.
“Winning 11 races in a row, if you calculate it, I think we have won 18 out of 19 or even 19 out of the last 20 races. It’s an incredible run of success for us,” he proudly stated.
Especially at Silverstone, our local circuit located just 15 miles from the team’s factory. Many of our employees live in the surrounding area.
Achieving this result here is something the whole team can be immensely proud of. While no team has managed to complete an F1 season undefeated, Red Bull is still on track to achieve that feat.
The McLaren team in 1988 came closest to achieving it by winning 15 out of the 16 races that season.
However, Red Bull would need to win 22 races to reach a similar accomplishment, a challenging but possibly indicative of their greatness and dominance in the ever-strong and promising world of Formula 1 racing.