McLaren have established themselves as Red Bull's main threat in recent races, and Oscar Piastri's victory in the sprint race was just the second time this season that the dominant Bull's of Verstappen and Sergio Perez have been beaten in a race of any kind.
In fact, had the season started in Austria, McLaren would currently be second in the championship which shows the progression they have had from the first race of the season where they were one of the slowest cars on the track.
“I think that actually Red Bull are quite lucky that it’s taken McLaren this long, Hawkins told the F1 Nation podcast.
"Because at the moment McLaren are doing a very, very good job. They’re quickly catching us [Aston Martin] as well, which isn’t great, but we will keep pushing.”
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