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Red Bull traditionally excels at the Austrian GP, but last weekend failed to match the performance of the F1-75, as Ferrari secured their second consecutive victory.  

Despite Perez's retirement and Leclerc's long overdue victory, Verstappen and Red Bull were able to minimise the points loss to Ferrari and maintain their lead in both championships. 

Helmut Marko was pleased that Red Bull limited the damage at Spielberg, and remains generally unconcerned about Ferrari's impressive pace, as quoted by

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"It was very strange. The first three sets of tyres had an incredible amount of wear. We couldn't explain that. 


"There was nothing wrong with the car, but considering the tyre wear and the high temperatures, it was a good decision to go for a three-stop strategy.

"We limited the damage. We have had similar pace to Ferrari more or less throughout the year. It's about little things. 

"We're not worried, it's not like we're suddenly losing the championship here."