The Austrian compares the situation of Mercedes with that of Red Bull a few years ago
He recognizes that those of Milton Keynes already know what their mistakes are in this 2020
Helmut Marko has hinted that Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley forced Red Bull to cap its true potential in its dominant era. The Austrian, adviser to the team, thinks that Mercedes is too superior.
Marko explained that in the golden stage of Red Bull, between 2010 and 2013 where Sebastian Vettel was crowned champion four times, Max Mosley – FIA President at the time – and Bernie Ecclestone, they stopped the brand of energy drink.
“Why is Mercedes showing its superiority so openly? In our good years, we did not drive to take advantage of the rest. Mosley and Bernie would have stopped us immediately, something that often happened still,” he said in an interview with the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
On the other hand, Marko has revealed that Red Bull already knows what the problem is that is sealing its performance in this 2020. Those of Milton Keynes suffer errors in their aerodynamic concept, but are already working to correct them.
“After many examinations, we know that our problem is in aerodynamics. There is something wrong with the air intake. Bending the pieces is a point, but the air flow is also slowed for other reasons.”
“We know what works and what doesn’t. We continue to develop from this base. We work to solve the errors as quickly as possible,” he added.
Marko has announced that improvements will come. However, a large package is not expected as an update but small pieces that will later serve to form a better set.
“That is why all the new pieces cannot arrive at once, but one at a time to see if there is any problem that has slipped in there,” he explained.
Red Bull hinted after the end of the preseason that it would copy the Mercedes DAS. Now Marko discards this option. They have to solve their problems first.
“DAS is off the table right now. We have to fix our chassis problems before,” said Helmut Marko to finish.
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