close global

Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • ES-MX
  • US
  • US
F1 trailblazer offers HOPE to Red Bull's rivals as 'margins are so fine'

F1 trailblazer offers HOPE to Red Bull's rivals as 'margins are so fine'

F1 trailblazer offers HOPE to Red Bull's rivals as 'margins are so fine'

F1 trailblazer offers HOPE to Red Bull's rivals as 'margins are so fine'

Red Bull Racing is controlling Formula 1 to an extent that the sport hasn't seen before, with incredible reliability and rivals unable to match the team's rapid race pace.

However, no matter how many racers or championships Christian Horner's team wins, there's no such thing as total domination, according to one of his predecessors who also enjoyed time at the top.

READ MORE: Verstappen admits he'd CRASH his car to avoid controversial team tactic

Speaking exclusively with GPFans, Ann Bradshaw, one of F1's trailblazers who effectively created the press officer role, explained how her old team, Williams, also led its competitors by a sizeable margin.

"It's not a new type of domination," says Bradshaw. "Remember the domination of Williams, McLaren, and Mercedes.

"Frank Williams always used to say there's no such thing as total domination because, at some point, you're so focused on winning that you actually don't see what the others are doing.

"They haven't got that focus on winning; they've got their eye on the future. You've got your eye on the now.

"Eventually, things will change. Someone else will come along and win.

"The margins in our sport are so fine that Red Bull just has to veer slightly in the wrong direction, and someone else could take the lead."

READ MORE: Red Bull chief issues EMPHATIC response to Verstappen exit links

Verstappen and Newey give Red Bull the edge

Newey and Verstappen are key

Bradshaw also believes that people are responsible for those fine margins, and highlighted the two men that she believes are crucial to Red Bull's success.

"Red Bull has done a better job," she details, "and they have Adrian Newey who is special.

"Max Verstappen is a talent. You can't question his talent and determination. He's pretty special, both in and out of the car.

"What you see is what you get with him. He's got a tough dad who has brought him up to be the best, and he is the best.

"He puts his heart and soul into it and doesn't let anyone deflect him from his goals. He has a special talent."

READ MORE: Hamilton sets social media ablaze by founding 'Roscoe FC'

Related

Formula 1 Christian Horner McLaren Williams Red Bull Racing
EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Red Bull Academy sensation who's surpassing Verstappen in the juniors
GPFans Exclusive

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Red Bull Academy sensation who's surpassing Verstappen in the juniors

  • Today 03:00
EXCLUSIVE: Hamilton engineer on why Ferrari move came at the 'perfect' time
GPFans Exclusive

EXCLUSIVE: Hamilton engineer on why Ferrari move came at the 'perfect' time

  • April 12, 2024 21:00
Ontdek het op Google Play