Red Bull ace and third-time F1 world champion Max Verstappen had a season to remember in 2023. He has been enjoying dominance since last year. Albeit, he won his maiden championship in 2021. But enjoying the hegemony on the grid with his team is a whole other feeling. That feeling Max has been experiencing since last year. Since 2022, Red Bull has given no chance to any team or driver other than their own.
Max Verstappen went on to break the most wins in a season record. Previously, Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher held that record. But now it belongs to Max Verstappen. The last two seasons have been great for the Dutchman. But Max Verstappen suggests the current season is his best of all.
Max Verstappen Says The Current Season Is The Best One
Max recently mentioned that 2021 was the most emotional season when dreams came true. However, the new three-time champion says the current season is the best in terms of consistency. Verstappen also pointed out the car that has been in the best shape. On top of that, Max and his team have won more consecutive races and stuff. That’s the reason why the Dutchman is more proud of the 2023 season’s result. However, there are still five more races to go. Moreover, Max Verstappen added that he has already achieved more than even what he could dream of.
Hence, it has been nothing but perfect for Red Bull and the champion driver. As the current season is not yet over, Max says that they’ll see where they end this year. Red Bull has won 33 races since last season. However, there are still five more races to go. Many fans of the rival teams blame Red Bull and Max for making the F1 Motorsport “Boring.” But it does not change the fact that the Austrian team is dominating because they have the fastest car. The rest of the teams are just playing catch-up.
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Moreover, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said a few months ago that if they could keep Max Verstappen out of the equation, then the races would have been more competitive. Hence, it can be a good debate about the more significant weapon of Red Bull for their hegemony. Is it the car or the greatness of Max Verstappen? But Lewis Hamilton recently, in an interview, contradicted Wolff’s statement, saying, it is difficult for any driver to achieve a goal in F1 without a competitive car. Anyway, nobody can ignore the dominance of Max Verstappen in the last three years. It all started with the epic showdown of the 2021 season.
Sir Lewis Hamilton was on his way to win his eighth championship and fifth in a row in 2021. But Max Verstappen narrowly and controversially won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that year. Mercedes had won their eighth title in a row that year. However, Max broke Hamilton’s streak. It was so epic that Netflix decided to make the docu-series Drive To Survive. Moreover, the popularity of Formula One started to skyrocket, especially in the USA.