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After a series of retirements in Bahrain and Australia, Red Bull can be pleased with their recovery in the races since. In just six rounds, they have created great distance between themselves and Ferrari in the constructors.

Red Bull's reliability concerns are far from over, but Perez's retirement in Canada was the first significant reliability issue for the Austrian squad since Verstappen's DNF in Australia. 

Helmut Makro is pleased with Red Bull's start to the year, telling motorsport.com that the team has dominated the season so far:

"The main thing is you have to finish and avoid those reliability things [problems]. We also had a sprint race, which helped us a lot to get more points. 

We have an unbelievable run now. Normally, in the first half of the season, we were always catching up and now are dominating. 

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You have to say that if you win seven races out of the first nine, that is domination.

Reliability is always a concern if you have a car that is so much on the limit. You see that at Ferrari. 

The only ones who don't have a technical DNF yet is Mercedes, but they had to lift during some races because of overheating problems."

Whilst Red Bull has certainly been handed some easy victories by Ferrari, this does not change their position in the standings. 

Ferrari showed again in Canada that they are a threat that cannot be written off. The Italian squad might be playing catchup, but reliability failures in Spain and Baku mean the points do not truly reflect the speed shown this year by the F1-75.

Ultimately, speed is nothing without reliability, and Red Bull themselves have suffered from reliability issues this year but have proven far more operationally sound than their Italian rivals. 

There are still thirteen rounds left to contest, so whilst Red Bull's advantage gives them some margin for error, we have already seen how quickly things can change this year.