Red Bull has vowed to keep attacking grand prix weekends despite Max Verstappen holding the advantage in Formula 1’s Drivers’ Championship.
Verstappen claimed his eighth victory of the season at the United States Grand Prix after overhauling early leader and title rival Lewis Hamilton by adopting the undercut strategy.
Verstappen’s victory gave him a 12-point lead in the standings with just five rounds remaining in 2021.
“You’ve got to attack,” said Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner.
“12 points is nothing and it can disappear very quickly as we have seen previously.
“So we have to keep attacking the race weekends as we have been and get the most out of it we can. With five to go, the pressure only gets bigger.”
Red Bull has strong recent form at upcoming venues Mexico City and Sao Paulo but Horner played down any expected advantage.
“You’ve got to chuck the formbook away,” Horner emphasised.
“It’s very tight between the two teams and I hope that Mexico has been a good track for us, but it has been a good track for them as well.
“There are five races to go and there are still another 130 points on the table and we have only got a 12-point lead.
“It’s great to have extended it, because with 10 laps to go it looked like we might be leaving equal or two behind, so to have extended the lead is a great result and we have got some big races coming up.”