1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill believes Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are the two drivers who can stop Red Bull from winning every race in 2023.
After winning 10 of the 11 remaining rounds in 2022, Red Bull has extended its competitive advantage over the rest to win all 10 races to take place this season.
Max Verstappen’s sixth consecutive time on the top step of the podium saw the Austrian outfit equal the all-time record for the most consecutive wins (11) in F1 history.
But despite Red Bull’s supreme dominance showing no signs of averting anytime soon, Hill predicts that either Alonso in the Aston Martin or Hamilton’s Mercedes will be the ones to halt the reigning champions.
Verstappen, who is now only three wins shy of equalling Sebastian Vettel’s benchmark tally of nine consecutive victories, has challenged Red Bull to continue improving all aspects of its RB19 car.
“Drag, low speed, medium speed, high speed, DRS effect, tyre wear… All of these areas. That’s what we’re working on! Braking performance. Yeah, I’m not kidding,” he said after the British Grand Prix.
Meanwhile, the nearest challenger to the championship leaders has consistently been evolving in recent rounds, with four separate sides taking turns to finish runner-up to Red Bull across the last four races.