Max Verstappen says Red Bull cannot rest on its laurels and must target Styrian GP levels of dominance “every single weekend” in Formula 1.
Verstappen controlled the race from pole position, leading every lap, as he racked up his fourth victory of the season in commanding fashion.
It enabled Verstappen to extend his advantage in the Drivers’ Championship to 18 points over Lewis Hamilton, who claimed second, as well as the fastest lap.
Despite the dominant nature of Verstappen’s win, which marked Red Bull’s fourth in succession, he has emphasised that the team cannot afford to relax.
“We do have a very good package but I want to see it again every single weekend,” Verstappen said.
“Every track is different and it’s still about finding the perfect set-up on the car because it can be quite sensitive in some areas, to make it work, and it’s never good enough.
“I always want to try and improve every single weekend because even a weekend like this, of course it looks amazing, we won with a big margin, but it’s never good enough so we just try and look into details of what we can do better.
“So far, of course, I’m very happy with how it’s been going but, like I said, it’s never good enough.”
Formula 1 will stay on at the Red Bull Ring for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix but Verstappen cautioned that another commanding victory is far from assured.
“Of course people will analyse everything now after the race so for sure I think next weekend it will be a bit closer naturally, as you have a bit more understanding of what has been going on,” he said.
“We are using softer [tyre] compounds so that will be interesting to see, how to manage that and we have to wait and see with the weather as well, what’s going to happen.
“Clearly we had a good car this weekend and I hope that we will continue this form into next week.”