The CEO of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali has emphasized that the sport should not intervene in the matter of the competition to end Red Bull’s dominance this year.
The start of the 2023 campaign was good for Oracle Red Bull Racing, with five wins in the first five rounds, which led to a 122-point lead in the Constructors’ Championship over the second-placed rival.
The Milton Keynes team is closest to Aston Martin and Fernando Alonso, who finished on the lowest point of the podium four times, but losing twenty-six seconds to Max Verstappen at the end of the Miami Grand Prix speaks for itself.
Red Bull’s dominance and ease of beating rivals at the start of the current racing season threatens to diminish the popularity of Formula 1, which has gained popularity thanks to the “Drive to Survive” film series and the thrilling title battle between Verstappen and Hamilton. in 2021.
A big step forward for Formula 1 was also the change to the technical regulations to bring competing drivers closer together, which was seen in last year’s campaign. This season, however, turned out to be different, and all thanks to the continuous development of cars and the search for solutions that will allow the team to move away from their rivals.
Speaking at an event organized by the Financial Times, Stefano Domenicali emphasized that sports leaders cannot intervene and reduce the dominance of one team that is well prepared to fight for titles in the 2023 season.
“This year, we have to be clear: Red Bull has done a better job than others, that’s the truth. However, I would be unwise to say that the championship is over.” Domenicali admitted.
“We cannot interfere with the competition of the teams. I am confident that what we have done in financial control will help reduce the gap in the technical side.”