In the Driver’s Seat

Red Bull’s reign goes on but Verstappen feels the heat

Red Bull's Sergio Perez (left) celebrares on the podium next to his teammate Max Verstappen after he won the Azerbaijan race. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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BAKU – George Russell’s post-Bahrain prediction that Red Bull’s RB19 rocket ship could win every 2023 race shows no sign of being debunked, to the chagrin of rivals who had varying aspirations to challenge them before the season began.

But the prospect of Max Verstappen dominating appears to have been put on the backburner by the resurgent form of his teammate Sergio Perez.

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