Verstappen and Red Bull do not want to leave even the crumbs to the opponents in what could become the most dominated season in F1 historyfor both Max and RB18.
One of the team’s latest goals is to close the driver standings with one historic shotgun, an objective that after the Mexican GP and the problems of Ferrari and Leclerc is now easily achievable. Perez has already moved up to second place and in the last few GPs he will only have to manage the 5-point advantage over the Ferrari driver.
After the race in Mexico City, F1 returns to racing in a ‘thin air this weekend in Brazil. The circuit of Interlagos it is located at a height of over 780 meters above sea level, and has gradients of 43 meters on the same circuit.
These are the statements of the Red Bull drivers before the 2022 Brazilian GP
“It’s always nice to be back in Brazil, a beautiful and culturally rich country. Interlagos is a short track and with all the elevation changes and sharp corners it is a really nice track to drive. The track is obviously rich in history and I really like this. This weekend’s Sprint race setup means we only have a short test window, so that always makes it a bit more difficult, making sure the car is perfect and that we tune it right with limited time. As a team we want to finish first and second in the championship, so it’s important to make sure Checo stays ahead of Charles“.
“I go to the last two races of the season with the feeling that I still have everything to win. We will also be World Constructors Champions, but as a team, and for me personally, it is very important to secure a double in the drivers’ championship. That’s why I have to keep fighting and working hard to get the best possible result in every race, including this weekend’s Sprint. The Sprint is an opportunity to score vital points, so it’s important to have a good practice session on Friday morning and qualify well. If we can put it all together this weekend, we will be the team to beat and we are still very motivated to maintain the incredible form we have achieved this season.“.
A tenth consecutive victory this weekend in Brazil would establish a new one record for the team and would lead the Oracle Red Bull Racing at the last race of the season one step away from longest winning streak in Formula One history – the eleventh consecutive established by McLaren in 1988.
Red Bull Racing is also aiming for get on the podium for the twentieth consecutive race this weekend. This would exceed the previous record of 19, also set by Red Bull in the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Six years ago Max’s epic race to the podium in the 2016 Brazilian GP at Interlagos. After skimming the barriers in torrential rain and following two red flags, Max moved up from 14th to third, passing 11 cars in the last 16 laps!