Former Formula One driver Mark Webber believes Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen will dominate the rest of the 2022 campaign as the ex Red Bull driver gives his hot tip for this year’s title championship battle.
After the first nine rounds of the 2022 season, Red Bull has already won seven Grands Prix, while Max Verstappen has already stood on the top step of the podium six times, while his teammate Sergio Perez won the Monaco Grand Prix. The two Red Bull drivers currently occupy the top two places in the world championship, with Max Verstappen leading the way by 46 points over team-mate Perez. In the constructors’ championship, the Red Bull team also has a comfortable lead over Ferrari, which it leads by 76 points.
Given this situation, Mark Webber – who has raced for Red Bull in the past – believes that his former team will continue to dominate as the season progresses:
“Red Bull will continue to dominate this championship,” said the Australian, quoted by The Guardian.
“They have a car that is very good on downforce with all types of tyres. It’s a bit like a tennis player being good on all surfaces or a golfer being good on all holes, short, long, chipping, putting, driving, the Red Bull can do it all.
“I also know that deep down they like it hot, they like to perform under pressure, and strategically they are brave. They’re pretty free, even with the trophy cabinet they have. Give them a job and they’ll be fine.”
Although Sergio Perez is Max Verstappen’s closest rival for the world championship, Mark Webber believes the Mexican will gradually fall behind the Dutchman over the course of the season:
“I like Sergio a lot, but over the course of the season as time goes on, Max will just find a way to start collecting more and more big points.”
“In Azerbaijan, it was a very clear win for Max, and then in Canada, it was rainy, dry, cold, it was tricky, but Max was phenomenal all weekend.”