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Max Verstappen Avoids the Drama in Australia

F1 Grand Prix of Australia MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing (second from left), Second placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes (L), Third placed Fernando Alonso of Spain and Aston Martin F1 Team (R) and Rob Marshall, the Chief Engineering Officer of Red Bull Racing (second from right) celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit on April 02, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202304020193 // Usage for editorial use only // F1, Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, podium

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Max Verstappen strolled back to victory at the Australian Grand Prix two weeks after falling all the way to second place at the Saudi Arabian GP.

Max Verstappen Wins Red-Flag-Riddled Australian Grand Prix

F1 Grand Prix Of Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit on April 02, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202304020203 // Usage for editorial use only //

In a race that saw three red flags, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen earned his first career Australian Grand Prix victory and the 37th win of his F1 career.

F1 Midweek: Can Red Bull Run the Table?

F1 Grand Prix Of Bahrain

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 05: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 passes his team celebrating on the pitwall during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 05, 2023 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202303080779 // Usage for editorial use only //

Can Red Bull win every race this season? Short answer: no. Long answer: also no. Sure Red Bull’s dominance on Sunday (March 5) was overwhelming, but to suggest they can win all 23 races this season seems preposterous. Or “Insane in the Bahrain,” if you will. Don’t get me wrong, Red Bull’s domination in 2023’s …

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F1 Review: Max Verstappen & Red Bull Set the Tone for 2023 in Bahrain

F1 Grand Prix Of Bahrain

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Max Verstappen dominated the 2023 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix as Red Bull earned a 1-2 finish.