Horner: Equalling consecutive win record “something the whole team can be immensely proud of”

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After equalling McLaren’s record of eleven consecutive wins in a row, after the 2023 British Grand Prix, Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner shared his thoughts.

Max Verstappen took the chequered flag yet again at Silverstone last Sunday, giving him his best ever streak of consecutive wins, and further cementing his championship lead over the rest of the field. Teammate Sergio Perez, is his #11 car, clawed his way from P15, to finish in sixth place.

This result was also RBs’ eleventh victory on the bounce, equalling the record set by McLaren in 1988, with Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost infamously behind the wheel at the time.

Horner, when asked by the media about his teams’ incredible run of form to match McLaren’s record, had this to say:

“Look, I mean, it’s an incredible record. 1988, you know, with the McLaren Honda, achieved those eleven victories with Senna and Prost, and to think that we’ve matched that, that’s testimony to the hard work of the team, of the commitment, of the drivers, the reliability and strategy.

“It’s hard winning a Grand Prix, winning eleven in a row is, it’s been a phenomenal run of success for us,” the Englishman continued, “and I think it’s something, particularly here at Silverstone our local circuit, the factory is only 15 miles up the road, to achieve this result here it’s something the whole team can be immensely proud of,” concluded the 49-year-old TP.

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A massive feat to be very proud of, one can assume, as Red Bull are growing in both dominance and performance with every race that comes about, with Verstappen all but confirmed as 2023 Formula 1 world champion for the third time running, and Red Bull as constructors’ champions.

No other team seems to come close to challenging, and to equal the 1988 record set by arguably the best duo seen in F1, that is a statement in and of itself.