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Red Bull's Christian Horner says F1 title race far from over

In recent races, Red Bull Racing have found themself embroiled in a fierce battle with McLaren and Ferrari, challenging the team's traditional dominance.

Despite Max Verstappen's victory at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the Milton Keynes-based outfit have struggled with the performance of their RB20 car on certain tracks.

The past three races, notably in Miami, Imola, and Monaco, exposed the RB20's difficulties on bumpy surfaces and circuits requiring precise kerb riding for optimal lap times. This has resulted in Red Bull lagging behind both Ferrari and McLaren.

Addressing the speculation of a potential title fight, McLaren boss Andrea Stella has urged caution, emphasizing the need to assess Red Bull's performance post-Canadian Grand Prix.

Christian Horner, echoing Stella's sentiments, stressed the importance of patience before drawing conclusions.

"I think McLaren made a big step, I think Ferrari's step was very subtle," Horner remarked. "So let's see over the next two or three races, we're now getting into the meat of the championship."

Horner emphasized the long-term perspective, stating, "It's a marathon, not a sprint," indicating that Red Bull's focus remained on the overall championship rather than individual races.

Looking ahead, Horner acknowledged that smoother circuits following the Canadian Grand Prix are expected to favour Red Bull, potentially restoring their dominance.

Despite recent challenges, Horner reaffirmed confidence in the RB20's capabilities, emphasizing the need to understand and address weaknesses.

"We don't take anything for granted," Horner asserted. "But I think those tracks will play more to the strengths of the car."

The imminent Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled for June 7-9, presents the next challenge for Red Bull as they aim to reclaim their dominant position at the forefront of Formula 1. With 70 laps around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, the race promises to be a pivotal moment in the ongoing championship battle.

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