Red Bull, Marko: “We are not afraid of the Mercedes rocket engine”

Helmut Marko does not believe that Hamilton will have the same monstrous advantage on the straights as Interlagos at Jeddah. The Red Bull manager is not afraid of the “rocket” engine mounted by Lewis in Brazil and spared in Qatar, believing that much of the difference in speed on the straight was made by the rear wing of the Mercedes, and that now after the flexibility tests more The Anglo-German team will no longer be able to take advantage of the “flexible” wing, despite the fact that these accusations have always been firmly rejected by Bracley.

For the rest, Marko trusts Max Verstappen’s driving qualities on street circuits. The super consultant of Red Bull, in short, does not see his team as a sacrificial victim of Mercedes power between the curves of the road in Jeddah.

“We have already seen in Qatar how Hamilton’s speed advantage on the straights was no longer that great. It was more or less within the usual range. This is due to the fact thatand after tougher tests by the FIA, Mercedes was no longer able to use its extremely flexible rear wingthe words of dr. Helmut Marko at f1-insider.com – We know that in Jeddah Mercedes will mount the Interlagos rocket engine again, but since it can no longer play with the wing it will not have that advantage of 4 tenths on the straights. We trust Max’s class on street circuits, ha won in Munich and in Baku he was dominating before the tire burst. It can also make a difference in Saudi Arabia ”.

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