Horner warns of Red Bull complacency after fifth consecutive F1 win

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has warned his team against complacency after it claimed its fifth consecutive Formula 1 win last time out at the Austrian Grand Prix.
(L to R): Race winner Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing celebrates with Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal in parc ferme.
(L to R): Race winner Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing celebrates with…
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Max Verstappen dominated the Styrian and Austrian Grands Prix from pole position to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton to 32 points.

Red Bull’s impressive form has seen it move 44 points clear of Mercedes as it goes in search of its first constructors’ title since 2013.

With over half of the season still to go, Horner insists Red Bull is keeping its feet on the ground despite its best run of form in the hybrid era.

“We’ve now won the last five races, a first for us in the hybrid era, but we cannot get complacent and need to keep that momentum going," Horner said. "There’s a long way to go in this championship, we don’t take anything for granted and we have to keep doing what we’re doing, session by session, race by race.

“Silverstone will be a big challenge and it’s been a Mercedes stronghold for the last seven years but there’s going to be a big crowd there and we have brilliant fans, so I can’t wait to put on another show for everyone who comes out to support us.”

Next up is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Mercedes has dominated the race since 2013 - only failing to win in 2018 after Hamilton was spun out on the opening lap, and the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in 2020, where Verstappen came out on top by having superior tyre wear.

“Well, we know Mercedes have been so strong at Silverstone over the last seven years so they’re going to be mighty around there and, of course, with the British fans supporting Lewis that’s going to be more petrol in his tank,” Horner added.

“Of course, it’s the first of the sprint races as well so it’s going to be a different dynamic – but if we can carry this momentum into Silverstone, then there isn’t really anything we should fear.”

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