Red Bull F1 Boss Helmut Marko insists the 2020 F1 Championship is still on, and Red Bull will take the fight to Mercedes.
Mercedes seem to be running away with the F1 World Constructors Championship, yet again. They have won all but one races so far, with reigning champion Lewis Hamilton stealing the show. They have 264 points in the table, a whopping 106 points ahead of Red Bull, who have 158 from the seven races.
In spite of all this, Red Bull’s Helmut Marko is not giving up. He is confident Max Verstappen and Alex Albon will do a solid job, starting with the race at Monza this weekend. Red Bull have had mix fortunes on this track, but Marko is optimistic for this season. Speaking to Motorsport-magazin.com, he also spoke about a new front wing they’ve brought in earlier this season.
”Last year we had against all odds a lot of speed at Spa and Monza. So experience shows that against all odds we can be very fast here. We also have a new front wing which has had a positive effect. It’s not the optimal package yet, but we’re getting close.”
F1 championship still “wide open” according to Red Bulls Helmut Marko. Rule changes at Monza might lead to shift of power: “FIAs task is to provide a level playing field. Extreme Mercedes quali modes were a distortion of competition.”
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“That happiness has to stop somewhere”
Helmut Marko also spoke about Mercedes dominance over the past decade, asserting it will stop someday soon. In 21st century Formula 1, Ferrari, Red Bull and now Mercedes have had a sustained period of dominance. And like the first two, Marko believes Mercedes’ “happiness has to stop somewhere” too.
”The championship is still wide open. I am only thinking of 2012, where we closed a gap of 60 points on Fernando Alonso and Ferrari. Of course that is not the same as Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, but at some point they have to stop being successful with everything. That happiness has to stop somewhere.”