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2023 Spanish Grand Prix: Oracle Red Bull Racing pushing to maintain sublime start to season

June 1, 2023

Few can argue that Oracle Red Bull Racing have dominated the 2023 F1 season so far – claiming six wins from six races following success at Monaco. Now, with the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya coming up this weekend, the Team have the opportunity to make it Lucky Number 7 come Sunday evening.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, current World Champion and current Championship leader, Max Verstappen is looking forward to experiencing the new layout at a pivotal part of the track.

“I’m looking forward to going back to a track that we all know so well. I’m also interested to see the new layout for the last two corners. Of course, I have great memories from this circuit, especially winning my first Formula One race there.”


Beyond the paddock, the Dutch driver is a big fan of the area: “Barcelona is a great city too, I enjoy this weekend, it’s a good place to be. Hopefully we’ll have some nice weather to throw into the mix too.”

Monaco proved a very difficult weekend for Sergio Perez and he says he is fully focused on achieving consistency across the three days to help his cause.

“Monaco was a disaster for me. Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. So this weekend is all about starting again and making sure we get back to the high standards we have set all season. I want to repay my Team for all their hard work with a good result in Barcelona.”


The Mexican driver added: “We know we have the quickest car out there on the right day and this circuit should suit us, I just need to make sure I have a perfect weekend from start to finish. I need to be consistent to maintain any pressure on Max in the Championship and I need to pick up some wins. If I can get it right here the win is achievable and that’s the aim, as always.”

Oracle Red Bull Racing Facts

  • Max has become the Team’s all-time leader in race victories, with his 39th win coming in last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, while his first victory came at the upcoming Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in 2016 in his first-ever race with Red Bull Racing.
  • Checo received the fastest pitstop for the third time in the last four races in Monaco, with the Team changing all four tyres in 2.15 seconds.
  • Max’s victory in Monaco was the 200th for a car wearing the number one. Of those, the last 48 in a row have come while the number was affixed to a Red Bull, split between Max and Seb Vettel.
  • The Team has finished on the podium at the last seven consecutive Spanish GPs, and last year scored its first-ever 1-2 finish in Barcelona, with Max finishing ahead of Checo.
  • Max and Checo have now completed 50 races as teammates, a very successful pairing with 34 race wins and the Team’s first Constructors’ Championship since 2013.