Red Bull confident of completing its revenge at the Japanese Grand Prix – La Opinion

Red Bull confident of completing its revenge at the Japanese Grand Prix – La Opinion

After the disaster they experienced in the last Australian Grand Prix, the Red Bull team is optimistic about this weekend’s race in Japan, where Max Verstappen and Sergio “Checo” Pérez They will seek to regain dominance in this 2024 season of the Formula 1.

Helmut Markoadvisor to the energy drink team, issued a warning to the rest of the teams and promised improvements to the RB20, which caused a big surprise in Melbourne after the Dutchman had to abandon the test due to problems with his braking system.

But now, after a long week of rest, Red Bull are motivated by their visit to Asian soil where the three-time F1 world champion has good memories and where he hopes to once again put himself at the forefront and respond to the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz Jr. and Charles Leclerc.

The Spaniard of the Ferrari team, Carlos Sainz Jr., ahead of Max Verstappen leading the last Australian Grand Prix.
The Spanish driver of the Ferrari team, Carlos Sainz Jr., ahead of the Dutchman Max Verstappen, of Red Bull, leading the Australian Grand Prix held a couple of weeks ago.
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“Suzuka is a motor circuit that suits us very well. Max (Verstappen) is always great there. “I am very optimistic about the race”Helmut Marko announced during an interview with the Austrian media Laola1 where he also announced that they will present improvements in their cars.

“I hope Max dominates again in Japan. We have done this because of all the people who say that he gets bored with F1 when he wins Red Bull. Last year at Suzuka, Max was much faster than his opponents. In addition, we are going to bring some improvements for this race”commented the Austrian.

Red Bull needs a quick reaction after the role it had in Australia where “Checo” Pérez, with his fifth place, had the best performance for the team since Max Verstappen could not complete the race. Completely different results from the double 1-2 they achieved in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and the Mexican Sergio "Czech" Pérez talking before the Australian Grand Prix.
The drivers of the Red Bull team, the Dutchman Max Verstappen and the Mexican Sergio “Checo” Pérez talking at a time during the weekend corresponding to the Australian Grand Prix.
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“There is no fear on our part. At least we have now been able to get rid of all those questions about whether we could win all the races this year.”Marko assured, referring to the role of clear favorite with which Red Bull began this 2024 season after sweeping last season.

“We are not going to have perfect statistics anymore, but as long as we win the title, personally, I don’t give importance to many other things”stated the advisor of the Austrian team, which shows that Australia’s slipup is something they hope to put behind them and focus on taking back the reins this season.

This 2024 has started much more evenly than expected and although Red Bull is first in the Constructors’ standings, it has Ferrari very close after the success of the last race. The Austrians have 97 points, while the Italians have 93.

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