F1 News: Red Bull Racing chief Helmut Marko analyzes the deficit against Mercedes; the investigation has majorly focused on aerodynamics.
Red Bull’s Helmut Marko has openly explained the deficit his team have been facing against rivals Mercedes. The Austrian team started an investigation after facing defeat in Budapest, the major focus is on Aerodynamics.
“After all the examinations, we can say that the dog is in the aerodynamics. There is something wrong with the inflow. Bending the parts is certainly a point, but the airflow also breaks off for other reasons. For example, because the copied Mercedes nose has been copied poorly.” said Marko, as per Automatorsport.
“We now know what works and what doesn’t,” confirms Marko. “From this basis, we continue to develop. We try to correct the errors as quickly as possible.
“That is why not all new parts come to the car in one go, but one by one, so that we can see whether there is a mistake anywhere has crept in. ” he further said.
When coming to the engine, Red Bull and Honda’s hands are tied, The Mercedes engine advantage is four-tenths according to Red Bull.
GPS measurements show that Mercedes has been able to increase power massively over the winter, Renault has a little more than Honda in the qualifying trim, while Ferrari has lost out massively.
Meanwhile, in the race, Honda’s engine slightly edges Renault in power. The GPS measurements signal that Mercedes have massively improved their engine over the winter.
The goal must remain to beat Mercedes
Marko believes that the team should be stronger in Silverstone, “We should be stronger there. You cannot implement the speed from the qualification in the race. And from a strategy point of view, you are not that far.”
However, Marko is surprised with Mercedes’ absolute flex with its car this season. “Why is Mercedes so openly demonstrating its superiority? In our good years, we didn’t try to drive every race so blatantly ahead of us.
“The Mosley and the Bernie would have slowed us down immediately. Which has happened often enough anyway,” he claimed.