Is Red Bull’s Dominance Fading in 2023? Teams 50% Closer

Max Verstappen won the Bahrain Grand Prix with a significant lead, but the gap between Red Bull Racing and its rivals, especially Ferrari, has decreased compared to last season, indicating a more competitive field.


– ‣ Max Verstappen secured his 55th race victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix, leading by 22.457 seconds, indicating Red Bull Racing’s continued dominance.
– ‣ Despite Verstappen’s significant lead, the gap between Red Bull Racing and its rivals, particularly Ferrari, has decreased compared to the previous season.
– ‣ Ferrari has halved the gap to Red Bull, with Carlos Sainz finishing 25.110 seconds behind Verstappen in 2024, showing considerable improvement from the previous year.
– ‣ Ferrari team boss Frederic Vasseur is optimistic about closing the gap further to Red Bull, citing a better understanding of the car and its development potential as key factors.

Max Verstappen just zoomed past everyone at the Bahrain Grand Prix. You’d think the gap between Red Bull Racing and the rest would be massive, right? Not exactly.

This time around, Verstappen clinched his 55th win. And boy, was he quick! He left the second-place contender a whole 22.457 seconds behind. Yet, this year, the competition is biting at Red Bull’s heels more than ever before.

Now, let’s talk Ferrari. They’ve really stepped up their game. Last year, Carlos Sainz was trailing Verstappen by a whopping 48.052 seconds in Bahrain. Fast forward to this year, and he’s cut that down to just 25.110 seconds. That’s huge!

Ferrari’s team boss, Frederic Vasseur, can barely contain his excitement. “One year ago, we were lagging,” he said. “Now, we’ve halved the gap. Not perfect, but hey, we’re getting there.” He spilled all this in a chat with GPblog and some other folks.

Vasseur believes they’re on a better track this season. “Understanding the car? A breeze compared to last year,” he claims. It seems they’ve got a solid plan to reel in those Red Bulls. Let’s see how that turns out, shall we?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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