“We are on the road with a legal car”– Red Bull will be stepping with the same car at Azerbaijan Grand Prix with the same car.
Unhindered by Mercedes’ threats to protest, Red Bull has confirmed that they would be entering Azerbaijan Grand Prix with the same car, as it falls under the legality of the competition.
They also claimed that they would be willing to make amends before the Franch GP, as the test which will clamp down on the flexing of wings is scheduled at that time.
“Our car, like that of many others, has been tested by the FIA and complies with the regulations,” Marko told Motorsport-Total.com. “In 2012 or 2013 our front wing had to be modified two or three times.”
“The rules will be tightened [at the French GP], but until then we are on the road with a legal car. After that, we have to apply a reinforced attachment to our rear wing.”
Lewis Hamilton is exaggerating claims, Christian Horner.
Mercedes’ doyen Lewis Hamilton earlier commented that the flexible wings used by Red Bull could give them an advantage of six tenths on the straights in Baku. However, the Red Bull team principal has dismissed his claim and claimed it to be only one tenths of an advantage.
“The advantage will not be decisive in the title fight,” Marko added. “The tyres, and getting them in the right window, will. On the straights you can also get a higher top speed by adjusting the wings differently.”
The Austrian, who doesn’t shy away from making bold statements, says he isn’t concerned with Mercedes. We are concentrating on our car and want to win the title,” said Marko.
“We know we have a very strong competitor in Mercedes and Ferrari is now joining them. I don’t think Monaco was a one-off outlier, they will play a role at the slower circuits and other tracks with slower corners.”
“If Mercedes wants to focus on our wing that is their right. Our focus is on our own team and the world title.”