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Red Bull's Helmut Marko hints at Max Verstappen dominance in 2024 Formula 1 season

Max Verstappen's triumphant start to the 2024 Formula 1 season has ignited speculation about his potential to dominate the entire campaign.

Securing a resounding victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Verstappen, piloting the Red Bull RB20, clinched the coveted Grand Chelem, leading teammate Sergio Perez to a dominant Red Bull 1-2 finish.

The performance of Red Bull's RB20, dubbed a 'UFO' for its stellar capabilities, has left competitors in awe, as the Milton Keynes-based team once again showcases their engineering prowess. Dr. Helmut Marko, Red Bull's esteemed advisor, acknowledged the team's exceptional start, echoing Verstappen's sentiment that the Bahrain race exceeded expectations.

Reflecting on Red Bull's 2023 dominance in an interview with Motorsport Total, Marko hinted at a potential continuation of their superiority in the 2024 season. "In the race, the strengths of our car, management, and things like that came out. And Max, as always, was in his own class," Marko remarked, suggesting a recurring theme of Red Bull's formidable race pace.

Addressing speculation about Verstappen's capability to sweep all 24 races, Marko remained cautious but refrained from dismissing the possibility entirely. "That would be nice!" Marko exclaimed, highlighting Red Bull's primary focus on securing both championships while acknowledging the challenges ahead.

Looking ahead to the upcoming race in Jeddah, Marko expressed optimism about Red Bull's performance on the unique circuit. "Jeddah is a completely different circuit, with very fast corners. If we are as dominant there as we are here, then we can look to the future with optimism," Marko noted, anticipating another strong showing from the Red Bull team.

As the F1 caravan gears up for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, anticipation mounts for another thrilling chapter in the 2024 season. With Verstappen's stellar start setting the stage, fans eagerly await the unfolding drama on the challenging streets of Jeddah.

Read More: Red Bull's Max Verstappen cruises to victory in Bahrain Grand Prix (planetsport.com)

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