Red Bull takes a step back. At the Austrian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen hopes to beat Lewis Hamilton once more.
This year’s Drivers’ Championship is now in the hands of Max Verstappen, who has moved ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Despite cruising to a comfortable victory at the same circuit on Sunday, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has warned that Max Verstappen could lose out to Lewis Hamilton at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix. The Dutchman beat his Mercedes teammate to the finish line by over 35 seconds, securing his fourth race victory of the season and extending his Drivers’ Championship lead to 18 points.
Red Bull has won each of the last four Grands Prix, tipping the title race in Verstappen’s favor as he seeks his first end-of-season victory.
Meanwhile, Hamilton is aiming for a record-breaking ninth championship, but he appears to be up against it considering his 23-year-old rival’s recent form.
He was unable to put a glove on Verstappen in the Steiermark Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver cruising to a commanding early lead and maintaining it throughout the 71-lap race to win.
Despite the latter’s valiant efforts, Horner is skeptical that this weekend’s appearance in Spielberg would yield the same results.
The 47-year-old has advised his team to exercise prudence ahead of Verstappen’s next chance to beat Hamilton at the Austrian Grand Prix, highlighting Red Bull’s policy of approaching the season race by race and not getting caught up in the larger picture.
Horner said a press conference, “We just have to tackle things one step at a time.” “The team is doing really well.
“Max drives with a high level of maturity and consistency. We must continue to crank the screw. Keep our heads down and carry on with our work.
“We simply have to keep doing what we’re doing and keep doing the basics properly. It’s the finest run we’ve had since 2013, winning the last four races on the tyres of tracks we have.
“We’ll be back here next weekend,” says the narrator. Last year, we observed that even if two races are held on the same circuit, the second race might be very different from the first.
“Trail conditions, weather, and so forth. We just have to approach each race one at a time and attempt to improve our results.”
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