Red Bull Chief Slams Hamilton’s ‘Selective Memory’ Following Comment on the Pace of the RB19 Car

Red Bull Chief Slams Hamilton’s ‘Selective Memory’ Following Comment on the Pace of the RB19 Car

Ero Samson
November 13, 2023 at 5:29 PM
  • Red Bull have dominated the 2023 Formula 1 season thanks to the RB19 car
  • Lewis Hamilton recently commented about the Austrian team's performance
  • A Red Bull racing chief has slammed the Mercedes driver after his comments

The 2023 Formula 1 season has witnessed the absolute supremacy of Red Bull Racing, attributed to the extraordinary RB19 car engineered by technical maestro, Andrew Newey.

Since their foray into the top tier of motorsport in 2005, the British racing engineer has played a pivotal role in the majority of cars fielded by the Austrian Constructor.

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Max Verstappen driving the Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 during the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil. Image: Vince Mignott.
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However, the RB19 outshines every other creation by the 64-year-old genius. Piloted by Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, the vehicle has clinched victory in an astounding 19 out of 20 races held so far.

This unprecedented dominance has prompted seven-time F1 champion, Lewis Hamilton to comment on the remarkable speed of the Red Bull car.

Expressing his amazement, Hamilton stated, as quoted by RacingNews365:

"I've definitely never seen a car so fast."

He acknowledged that even during their fastest periods, the Mercedes wasn't as swift as the RB19, emphasising the exceptional speed demonstrated by Verstappen when overtaking him.

However, Hamilton's admiration was met with a somewhat sarcastic response from Red Bull's Team Principal, Christian Horner.

Horner on Hamilton's comment

In a recent interview reported by RBRdaily, Horner was questioned about Hamilton's comment, with the Red Bull leader responding with a touch of sarcasm:

"I feel like he's got selective memory."

Horner pointed out that Mercedes had a remarkable winning streak during a certain period, terming it as 'obscene'.

He emphasized that Red Bull has had a good run in recent years, but he believes the last person to make such a statement should be Hamilton.

It's worth recalling that Mercedes, with their fleet of exceptional cars, dominated Formula 1 with seven consecutive Constructors' Championships between 2014 and 2021.

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Max Verstappen sets Formula 1 record

In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Verstappen set a new Formula 1 record with his victory at the Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit.

The Dutch driver, who had already broken the record for the most consecutive victories, added another milestone thanks to a commanding win on the night.

Verstappen will now shift his focus to the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, aiming to extend his record in what can only be described as a season's success.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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