Mark Webber: Red Bull F1 supremacy is “hard for people to understand.”

Mark Webber, a former Red Bull driver, finds it challenging for people to grasp the extent of dominance shown by both the team and Max Verstappen.

Red Bull has been exceptional this season securing victory in all 12 Grands Prix and three Sprint events leading up to the summer break.

This outstanding performance has led to discussions about the possibility of Red Bull becoming the first team to win every race in a season, with McLaren’s 1988 record of winning 15 out of 16 races as the closest precedent.

However, this level of dominance has also raised concerns about the diminished excitement in the sport.

“I think it’s really hard for people to understand this level of domination, how much work and effort goes into it,” said Webber, speaking to

“That’s the big thing, you’ve got to give credit, people have to give credit where it’s due.

“To get that level of advantage with the depth of competition in F1… there are so many opportunities to make mistakes, whether it’s pit stops, reliability, presentation of the car, driver errors, but it’s just been a run for the ages, and obviously [McLaren in] 1988 was the last time it happened.”

Verstappen’s remarkable performance this season has placed him in a position to equal the impressive records set by Formula 1 legends Sebastian Vettel and Alberto Ascari. If he secures a victory at Zandvoort, he will not only extend his dominance but also cement his name in the history books alongside these esteemed drivers.

“It’s only reliability [problems] that will stop it,” insisted Webber.

“I think the world would like to see him win his home race [at Zandvoort]. To do the business there would be extraordinary. He should win that one and then he’s equal.

“He’s the one out there executing, he’s dancing when the curtains go back, and he goes out on stage and does it.

“We know the level of intensity he brings – he’s top drawer. For the opposition, of course, he’s now well-established in his career, he’s got an immense amount of experience.

“He’s going to enjoy the break, he’s going to come back refreshed, and I think because there’s no pressure on him, it’s even more of an advantage.”