Christian Horner discusses Red Bull’s chances of winning the remaining six Grands Prix on the calendar this season to extend its winning streak to 11 races.
With Max Verstappen winning the last five races and leading the Drivers’ World Championship by 116 points, Christian Horner would like Red Bull to win the remaining six races to make it 11 in a row.
Max Verstappen, the 2021 world champion, has already won 11 races this season, and he only needs two more to tie Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s record of 13 race wins in a single season.
The Dutchman, Max Verstappen, would like to win two or three more races this season in order to set a new record.
But, all six? That would require a significant amount of effort, according to Red Bull team principal Horner, who has also witnessed Sergio Perez win the Monaco Grand Prix, bringing the Milton Keynes operation’s season total to a dozen victories.
“That’s a massive ask, and [there’s] some huge variance in circuits,” Horner said, as quoted by Motorsport.com, when asked if he could win every remaining race this year as the circus heads to Singapore for the next round on October 2.
“Singapore compared to Monza, it’s got the most corners on the calendar. It’s bumpy, it’s a street track so it’s a much different challenge.
“We are in a great position in the championship. But we will attack every race and do the best we can, then the points will take care of themselves.
“But we’ve been quick at Spa, Zandvoort, Monza, and Budapest even. So on a variance of circuits, the car is performing really well.”
Unlike previous seasons, Red Bull’s strength with the RB18 this year has been straight-line speed, which means the car is especially well suited to low-downforce circuits with long straights like Spa and Monza.
Singapore, on the other hand, is the polar opposite, which could give Ferrari and Mercedes a better chance. After the Italian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said that Red Bull was “almost unbeatable” and that “it will take some real doing to beat that car-it will take some fortune going our way.”
Horner predicted that Singapore would be “one of the more difficult races.”