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Podcast: No more easy Red Bull wins? What Imola proved

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Red Bull has won all but four of the last 41 grands prix in Formula 1, with Max Verstappen adding to that collection at Imola on Sunday - one day after he'd taken another pole position, too.

But that doesn't tell half the story of the weekend - one that caused Red Bull serious headaches that it only just got on top of.

So while the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix itself wasn't a thriller, did it offer the best hint yet that F1 is past the point of the identity of the race winner being basically a foregone conclusion before a weekend has even started?

That's what Edd Straw, Mark Hughes, and Scott Mitchell-Malm ponder on the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast, as Lando Norris - fresh from his first win a fortnight earlier in Miami - once again proved a very credible threat for victory in the closing stages.

They reflect on Norris's late-race charge and the circumstances that got him there, Verstappen's role in inviting that and the ways he subsequently pulled out the stops to keep the McLaren at bay, and where Ferrari fits into all of this as F1's top three teams at the moment seemingly continue to converge.

And as ever, there are a whole host of questions from The Race Members' Club to get through too.

The Race F1 Podcast is available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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