For a team that has been winning races consistently year in year out, it seems odd that Red Bull Racing hasn’t tasted victory on Australian shores for over a decade – since the 2011 Australian Grand Prix which was won by Sebastian Vettel.
After suffering a DNF last time out in Melbourne, defending World Champion and 2023 F1 Driver’s Championship leader Max Verstappen is hoping to put things right in 2023…
‘I’m looking forward to going to Australia again, it’s always nice to be there and experience Melbourne a little, although from a racing point of view, it is not one that has been too kind to us over the years. The track is great with some high-speed corners, and one I enjoy driving so hopefully we can have a good race this weekend. We just need it to be straightforward and consistent. We haven’t won there as a Team since 2011, so let’s see what we can do.’
‘I was massively proud of the Team and our performance in Jeddah. I had a complete weekend and that was one of my aims this season, to be consistent across all three days. But we are only two races into the season and have to keep pushing to make sure we continue this great start to the season. Bahrain and Saudi are very different tracks to each other and Australia will be another challenge for us and this car. We have great pace and are working so hard together to make sure our reliability is there too. It’s been a fun start to 2023 but that won’t matter if we don’t maintain our high level.’