The Oracle Red Bull Racing team scored their eleventh consecutive race on Sunday as Max Verstappen took his sixth consecutive race win in the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit.

Starting the race from pole position, Max briefly lost the lead to McLaren’s Lando Norris but retook the lead, claiming his sixth win in a row, and Red Bull’s first British Grand Prix win since 2012. In taking the victory, Verstappen has extended his lead in the championship over his teammate Sergio Perez to 99 points.

Speaking following the race, Verstappen said:

“I’m very happy that we’ve won here again, 11 wins in a row for the Team is pretty incredible, the whole Team can be proud of that. It definitely wasn’t straightforward today though, we had a bad start which made it more exciting for the fans, but we definitely need to look into that improve on it. Lando and Oscar were super quick at the start so it took a few laps to pass them and to start to pull a gap. The competitors behind us were pushing hard and closing the gap so we need to try and find a little bit more. Overall though, a very nice Team win and hopefully we can carry the form to Budapest for a repeat performance of last year!”

Verstappen’s victory also takes Oracle Red Bull Racing’s victory tally to eleven in a row, and in doing so, the Milton Keynes-based outfit has tied the record set by McLaren in 1988 with Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.

The question on everyone’s lips now is, can Oracle Red Bull Racing win every race this season? The team has been extremely quick this season, but as the McLaren team showed this weekend in Silverstone, they have closed the gap.

Speaking following the British Grand Prix, a triumph for his team, Christian Horner, Team Principal and CEO of Red Bull Racing said:

The first British GP win for the Team since 2012, Max’s second win at Silverstone and our 11th win in a row makes this a very special victory; but not without its challenges.

We had expected it to be a medium hard race but with the performance of George on the softs, we started to consider our strategy. Then with the safety car in the final quarter, we felt that the soft tyre would give Max the best opportunity to break the DRS effect and he very quickly put 2 seconds between himself and the pack. From there it was a case of managing the rest of the race and once again, Max more than rose to the occasion.

Equally, Checo found fine form today. Some of his moves in the race exemplify exactly how skilful he is as a driver, particularly on Carlos into Stowe and his pace in the last stint meant he was right there. Its frustrating for him that he has had to fight back after qualifying in recent races but he is finding his form and will find it further in Budapest.”

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