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Will F1 2023 be a snoozefest? 

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Karun Chandhok | Racing driver


9 March 2023

In the past few days since the Bahrain Grand Prix, the question I’ve been asked non-stop by friends, people at my local coffee shop and on social media is: ‘Are we in for a boring F1 season?’

Red Bull and Max Verstappen have started 2023 exactly as they finished their brilliant record-breaking campaign last year. Full credit to the team at Milton Keynes who once again produced a gem of a car that seems to deliver consistent performances across a Grand Prix distance where the points are paid.

As my friend Edd Straw’s column last week highlighted, at 25 years old, Verstappen has shown speed and maturity that makes him a potent force on any given Sunday and the execution of that race weekend was clinical. George Russell has come out and said he wouldn’t be surprised if Red Bull won every race this season. Whilst that is great news for the 1000 employees of the chassis and engine department at Red Bull, it really isn’t what the other nine teams wanted to see.

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