“To have won 21 out of 22, just missing out on Singapore – which leaves room for improvement! What a year, more than anything all the men and women behind the scenes, back in the factory, across the whole business, from the catering staff to the van drivers, to the receptionists, to the designers, to the manufacturing.
“We’ve had 22 different venues, we’ve won at 21 of them, there’s been rain, there’s been all kinds of conditions and strategies. It’s been the most a phenomenal year in which people can take a huge amount of pride in what they have achieved,” he added.
There are still ways to improve the car
Horner claimed their are still ways to improve the car, he said: “We’re always finding ways to find marginal gains, it’s never enough. We know our opponents; this would have motivated them more than ever to come back at us hard.
“Nothing stands still in this sport; everything moves so quickly, and you can see as we weren’t developing the other teams were making small gains and coming closer and closer.
“So we’re going to take all of these lessons from this car, and apply it to our RB20 next year and try and defend these two titles,” he warned.
Red Bull, for the first time in their history have also secured a one-two in the 2023 F1 Drivers Championship, with Sergio Perez ending the season runner up to Verstappen.
Big Question: Will the RB20 be better than the RB19?