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Video: Russell’s surreal claim about Red Bull’s top speed edge

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
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There are always a multitude of reasons to explain why the fastest car in Formula 1 – which this year is very clearly the Red Bull RB19 – is so good.

But one area of Red Bull’s dominance in 2023 has been particularly striking and easy to see even to an untrained eye.

That would be the straightline speed – and it’s prompted Mercedes driver George Russell to make an extreme claim about the RB19 relative to the Mercedes W14. That extreme claim, he emphasised, was not a joke.

But is his assertion merited? And what can Mercedes actually do to close the gap?


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