Marko Acquits Mercedes of ‘Illegal’ F1 Dealing Despite ‘Strange’ Pattern Since British GP

Red Bull scored a double podium finish at the Turkish Grand Prix. Despite maximizing on the result, they were no match against their rival Mercedes at the circuit. The team had no answers to Mercedes’ pace during the weekend. Red Bull advisor Dr. Helmut Marko mentioned that the German team had an advantage of 15km/h on them.

It looks like that the world champions have the superior engine with just six races to go. This has certainly worried Marko, as he mentioned that 4 out of 6 races favor Mercedes.

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There is still something strange from Silverstone: Helmut Marko

As reported by Formula Passion, the Austrian stated that the German team have had an edge on them in engine performance since Silverstone. But he continued by mentioning that he does not think that they did anything illegal.

“I don’t think that Mercedes has done something illegal, but there is still something strange from Silverstone. So, now it is up to us to understand why they have suddenly become so fast,” said Marko.

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr. Helmut Marko, and Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul talk on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“Is it just a question of the engine or is there something else? We will work day and night to try to understand and interpret this secret as soon as possible. It depends on us.” said the Red Bull advisor.

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Red Bull advisor mentions that 4 out of 6 races favor Mercs

Formula One 2021 season has just six races left, and Mercedes leads the Red Bull by 36 points. Marko mentioned it would be difficult to close the gap as four out of six races favor Mercedes.

NUERBURG, GERMANY – OCTOBER 11: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr. Helmut Marko talk on the grid before the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

“If there are the differences in performance we saw in Istanbul, this will be a real problem. Of the six races that remain on the program, only Mexico and Brazil can be in our favor, as both are on high ground. For the moment, however, the rest of the appointments are in favor of Mercedes.” said Helmut.

It would be imperative for the Austrian team to make some quick changes if they want to challenge the German team in the remaining races of the season.

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