Published On: Fri, Sep 15th, 2023
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All eyes will be on Red Bull’s rivals this weekend to see whether they can finally end Max Verstappen‘s dominance. Mercedes have already made some noise this week that they’re hopeful of a strong performance in Singapore.

As a maximum-downforce circuit, the Yas Marina track suits the W14 more than most. Meanwhile, both Red Bull drivers are not so confident about this weekend’s race suiting the RB19.

Last year’s race proved how much can happen at the tricky Yas Marina circuit with Verstappen starting from eighth due to a fuel miscalculation before only managing seventh in the race. Sergio Perez managed to hold off a strong challenge from Charles Leclerc in the closing stages with Ferrari also hoping to push Red Bull again this year.

It’s one of just a few tracks now that Verstappen is yet to win on and the Dutchman isn’t as confident as he usually is.

“A little bit more difficult, I think for us. But we’ll see,” Verstappen said. “We’ll do our best and of course, we’ll try to go in there and try to win it again. But it’s not, let’s say, going to be the strongest weekend for us.”

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