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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19
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Formula 1 Hungarian GP
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How does Red Bull's dominance stack up against other F1 greats?

After winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull beat McLaren's record for consecutive wins by a team having captured its 12th victory in a row. But how does its dominance compare to that of other icons in F1 history?

Records are meant to be broken eventually. It was probably inconceivable for many that a team could beat the 11-win streak that McLaren managed in 1988 with its all-conquering MP4/4, especially after Mercedes' dominance in the mid-to-late 2010s could not match it, but Red Bull has achieved the unthinkable. Verstappen's win at Abu Dhabi last year began the streak, which has persisted in the entire first half of the 2023 season to bring the Red Bull squad up to 12 victories on the trot. And it managed to do so among one of the most competitive fields for years, where Red Bull's RB19 has been frequently tested - and sometimes beaten - in qualifying.

But how does the RB19's dominance stack up against that of some of F1's greatest cars? For that, the supertimes metric can explain how far ahead the leading team was relative to the next-fastest competitor in raw pace terms, based on the fastest single lap by each car at each race weekend. This is expressed as a percentage of the fastest single lap overall (100.000%) and averaged over the season, although this tends to skew results towards qualifying.

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