‘What we’ve been doing is unbelievable’ – Verstappen hails ‘incredible’ moment as Red Bull make history with F1 victory sequence


Max Verstappen could not hide his delight after the Dutchman landed his seventh straight victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in a result that also gave Red Bull a record-breaking 12th win on the bounce.

Verstappen lost out to Lewis Hamilton in qualifying but made amends when the lights went out by clearing his Mercedes rival into Turn 1 and never looking back – securing another lights-to-flag triumph.

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Reflecting on the race, and that decisive first lap, Verstappen said: “Finally, we had a really good start, so I’m very happy with that. We’ve been working on that quite a bit, to really get the good bite.

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“I knew of course when I had the inside that corner was mine… late on the brakes, heavy car… so luckily it all worked out well. From there onwards I could do my race and today the car was really, really very quick.

“I think over one lap this weekend it was a bit of struggle, but maybe it was probably a good thing for today – the car was good on any tyre. We could look after the tyre wear and basically that’s why we could create such a gap.”

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As for Red Bull’s landmark result, which moves them one clear of McLaren’s tally from 1988, Verstappen added: “12 wins in a row is just incredible. What we’ve been doing for the last two years has been unbelievable. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going for a long time.

2023 Hungarian Grand Prix: Verstappen crosses the line to take Red Bull’s record-breaking 12th win in a row

“Also, just to work with the whole team is very enjoyable. It’s always good to look into [what happened in qualifying] yesterday, for example, to keep pushing, always wanting to do better, but days like this are just perfect.”

The Hungaroring result means Verstappen now holds a 110-point advantage in the drivers’ standings over Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez, who rose from ninth to third with another strong recovery drive.

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