May 27, 2024

Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve remains optimistic about the prospect of a rival team catching Red Bull, contrary to the somewhat pessimistic outlook expressed by Lewis Hamilton

The seven-time world champion driver consistently expresses his belief that the reigning champions will remain unbeatable until the introduction of technical regulation changes in 2026.

In 2023, Red Bull had an exceptional season, introducing the formidable RB19 at the Bahrain season opener. Over nine months, the machine made its mark in Formula 1 history, winning 21 out of 22 grands prix last season.

Max Verstappen, responsible for 19 of these victories, broke numerous records on his way to securing a remarkable third consecutive drivers’ championship title.

Contrary to Hamilton’s view of Red Bull’s potential dominance in the coming years, Villeneuve disagrees. According to him, Red Bull is not significantly ahead, citing their narrow leads in poles as evidence. He contrasts this with the era of Mercedes domination when they were a full second ahead. Villeneuve emphasizes Max Verstappen’s exceptional dedication, asserting that if other drivers focused similarly, they might reach Max’s level.

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