How Aston Martin and Alonso can save F1 2023 from Red Bull domination
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How Aston Martin and Alonso can save F1 2023 from Red Bull domination

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OPINION: There’s more than one person in the Formula 1 paddock fearing Red Bull could win every race in the 2023 campaign after Max Verstappen’s Bahrain brilliance. But even if it’s just vaguely near that good, one driver returning to the spotlight could yet keep things interesting

“Red Bull, they've got this championship,” Mercedes’ George Russell reflected after the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix. “I don't think anybody's going to be fighting with them this year and I expect them to win... They should win every single race this season, is my bet.”

The paddock pessimism after Red Bull’s straightforward run to top winter testing and then setting a stunning long run pace in the season opener’s second practice session via star driver Max Verstappen proved correct. Red Bull has started 2023 in just as a commanding position as it ended 2022.

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