Christian Horner makes ominous admission for rivals concerning Red Bull RB19

Red Bull have not been as dominant in the final part of the 2023 Formula 1 season but Christian Horner isn't worried

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Christian Horner has suggested the Formula 1 field is starting to converge performance-wise and admitted the team have barely updated their car since the summer break.

Red Bull have been the team to beat by some way this season, with the drivers’ and constructors’ titles already wrapped up. Indeed, both looked a foregone conclusion quite early on in the year, as they carried on their dominance from 2022.

After a weekend that saw Max Verstappen win both the Sprint and the Grand Prix in the United States by narrower margins than he has become used to this year, Horner has suggested that the field is starting to close up towards the level of the RB19.

Horner claims F1 field is converging

The Red Bull chief was fielding questions from the press, when he said that he felt the pack was closing in – though ominously because his team hadn’t really done much to their current car since the break in the summer.

“We haven’t put anything new on the car really since the summer break,” Horner said to the press. “So it’s inevitable when you stand still that you go backwards in this game. It’s only natural I think that with stable regulations things will converge.”

Christian Horner celebrates Red Bull’s sixth constructors’ championship triumph at the 2023 Japanese GP | Rudy Carezzevoli / Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Perhaps things are certainly looking a bit tighter on track but with Red Bull still winning races pretty easily despite not doing much to their car, the rest of the field will surely be concerned that they aren’t even closer.

Red Bull‘s focus will be on the 2024 car in the main now, and they will naturally go into next season as firm favourites.

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