Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko expressed doubt about a potential fight of the Austrian squad for the championship this year.
The ending of last season the team from Milton Keynes had very confident with two wins in the last six races, but Marco believes that the title to think while early.
“I don’t think we can hope to battle for the championship,” said Hellmuth in an interview with Auto, Motor und Sport.
The Austrian noted that the presence of such a strong composition of the pilots, like RBR, allows the team to constantly progress.
“When the team of two equally powerful pilot – in this case, it’s Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo, they move it forward in terms of technical growth and development of the chassis, – continued Marco. – At the same time, with one rider acting on the limit, the progress of the count difficult.
But to fight for the championship is not enough. Mercedes will be the new engine, and this will be their main advantage. But Renault is not in place. If our engine will show itself on the track as well as on tests, we are much closer to the leaders.”
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