Horner: The RB19 to Make Long-Lasting History

Red Bull Racing set a new standard in Formula 1 with 21 Grand Prix victories, falling short of a clean sweep only at the Singapore race, making their car potentially the most successful in Formula One history.

Highlights

‣ Red Bull Racing set a new record in Formula 1 with 21 Grand Prix victories, with the only defeat being at the Singapore race.
‣ Christian Horner, the Austrian team boss, believes that the defeat in Singapore was a valuable lesson and there is still room for improvement.
‣ Horner considers the car used in the races as the most successful car in Formula One history, with Max Verstappen having led over 1,000 laps and won 19 races.
‣ The team has the opportunity to improve in 2024 as the schedule increases to 24 races, making it the longest season ever in Formula 1.


Red Bull Racing has certainly made their mark in Formula 1, with an impressive 21 Grand Prix victories. The only race they didn’t clinch was the Singapore Grand Prix, where Carlos Sainz took the win with Ferrari. A small blemish on an otherwise perfect record, wouldn’t you say?

Christian Horner, the team boss, doesn’t seem to think so. He spoke with GPblog and other media outlets, stating, “It leaves you humbled. But there’s still something to strive for.” He went on to say that the Singapore race served as a useful reminder of how quickly things can change in the world of racing. “Singapore was a standout weekend,” he added.

Horner also mentioned an interesting interaction with journalists. They asked him as early as the third Grand Prix in ’23 if he expected to win all the races. His response? “To win 21 out of 22 races is insanity.” He then went on to praise Max Verstappen’s performance, noting that he led over 1,000 laps and won 19 races. He even broke McLaren’s record from ’88 and Seb’s record with Max from 2013.

Horner believes that this car will go down in history. “Certainly for, I think, a considerable period of time, the most successful car in Formula One history,” he said.

Max Verstappen, the star driver, also chimed in. He indicated that matching or improving on the success in 2024 is going to be a considerable job. But, the Austrian team does have a chance to improve. Why? Because the schedule increases to 24 races next season.

The calendar for the next season is the longest ever in Formula 1. The season starts in March and will end in December. So, buckle up, folks. It’s going to be a wild ride.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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