Red Bull Test Driver Confident in 2024 RB20 Performance

Jake Dennis, Red Bull's test driver, believes Max Verstappen has little to fear from Lewis Hamilton or any rivals in 2024.


By Ben Bush
Published on January 16, 2024

Red Bull Test Driver Confident in 2024 RB20

Jake Dennis, serving as a test driver for Red Bull, has expressed confidence in Max Verstappen‘s prospects for the 2024 season, downplaying potential challenges from Lewis Hamilton and other competitors, thanks to the team’s high-performing race car.

Red Bull, headquartered in Milton Keynes, displayed formidable dominance in Formula 1 during 2023, securing victories in 21 of 22 races with their drivers Sergio Pérez and, predominantly, Verstappen.

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Verstappen, a three-time world champion, shattered several records en route to his 2023 season title, setting his sights on another landmark season in 2024. His extraordinary success was significantly aided by what Christian Horner, the team principal, labelled as the ‘most successful car in F1 history‘.

Testing the mettle of Red Bull’s RB19 successor

While it’s uncertain whether Red Bull’s 2024 car, the RB20, can maintain its edge over competitors, Jake Dennis’s comments suggest a strong confidence in the car’s capabilities.

“We’ve got an extremely fast race car again at the Red Bull team,” the 2022-23 Formula E champion told Mirror Sport.

“I would expect us to become champions again, unless someone like Ferrari or Mercedes somehow manages to find about a second [per lap] overnight.

“I think it’s going to be quite a dull season in Formula 1 with Max probably dominating.

“I’d be lying if I said we didn’t switch our attention to the 2024 car quite quickly,” he continued while talking about the team’s 2023 success.

“We didn’t do any development on the 2023 car after Singapore.”

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