Despite the overwhelming dominance of both Red Bull and Verstappen in the 2023 Formula 1 season, Lambiase characterises the pair as 'perfectionists,' emphasising that no victory is ever deemed good enough for them.
“No matter how many races we win,” Lambiase said on the Talking Bull podcast. “Or how many championships we have won or could win, I think the point is, I don’t think we’re ever happy and our bar is so high.
“I’d say we’re both perfectionists in that respect, that nothing is ever good enough and I think that’s what really motivates us to just keep doing what we’re doing, following the process, and achieving the best that we can.”
The Dutch driver has achieved a remarkable 17 victories in the 2023 season, surpassing his own record points tally and currently amassing 524 points.
Despite his exceptional driving skills, Verstappen acknowledges the crucial role played by the Red Bull team, claiming that he owes a lot to them for their support on his journey.
“At the end of the day it’s the whole team effort and I think this year the car has been incredible to drive,” Verstappen said. “It’s been fairly dominant I would say. I tried to extract the most out of it.”
“We never lacked confidence as a team,” he added. “I think we always believe that we could do it, it was just trying put everything together and learn from your mistakes as well.
“I think that’s the beautiful thing about the team, they don’t rely on confidence, and I think it shouldn’t rely on confidence, because you should be anyway confident in your own abilities, everyone in the team not only me.
“You just have to work harder than everyone else out there to try and make it happen.”
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