Oracle Red Bull Racing unbeaten heading into Summer break after Belgian GP success
With the 2023 F1 season at its midpoint, Pokerstars Casino’s F1 partner Oracle Red Bull Racing head into the Summer break unbeaten having taken their 12th consecutive victory at the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa.
It was current world champion and 2023 Driver Championship leader Max Verstappen who took the checkered flag on Sunday, with teammate Sergio Perez claiming an excellent second place to complete another 1-2 for Oracle Red Bull Racing.
Team Principal Christian Horner looked back on the season so far with considerable satisfaction to say the least, as he spoke after Sunday’s win.
“We could never have dreamt of getting to summer break unbeaten,” offered Horner, “that’s never been achieved before. It’s all about teamwork and everybody doing their bit and that’s what has happened through the first 12 races of the year.
“For Max it’s another masterful win. He managed the race after making his way from P6 to take the lead in the second stint. Checo also had a brilliant first lap, taking the lead of the race and in the end bringing home our fifth 1-2 of the season.”
Horner added: “All credit to everybody back in Milton Keynes, this result is their result and the way they’re applying themselves is the reason that we’re making the history we’re currently making. We need to keep the intensity but for now, everyone deserves the break and then we come back hard in Zandvoort.”
For Max Verstappen, who now leads the championship be a massive 125 points, the year do far has been dreamlike in the success for him personally and the team.
“The first half of the season has been much better than anyone would have ever dreamt of, how we are performing as a Team and winning so many races in a row is incredible. We’re definitely enjoying the moment but we also want to keep this momentum and level for a long time, so hopefully after the summer break we’re strong again in Zandvoort.”
Turned a corner
Teammate Sergio Perez was happy with two podiums in a row as the Mexican driver enters the Summer break having turned a corner in terms of performance after a slight blip in the earlier races.
“Two podiums in a row now and our main objective is to continue to stay on the podium. We have the summer break to make sure we stay on top of things and have some time to reset. Max did a tremendous job and it overall was a great Team result. I am looking forward to the summer break and going into the second half of the season to come back even stronger.”