Consultant to Red Bull Racing Helmut Marko said that even at the Grand Prix of Spain in Barcelona, the Austrian team will bring a big update of the chassis, while Renault plans to significantly improve its power plant to the Grand Prix of Canada.
“First, Renault had problems with the reliability of the engine, and secondly, we constructed the chassis, which had – said Marco in an interview with the official F1 website. But every day we do our best to catch up.
The team is optimistic about the future, because in Barcelona we will present a large package of updates. Our riders just need to be patient.
When Sebastian [Vettel] fought [Fernando] Alonso for the championship [in 2012], we lost 42 points at the time of the summer break, and eventually won the title. RBR – master of the game catch-up”.
In addition, Hellmuth has focused on the fact that RBR has made significant progress in comparison with the start of season 2017.
“Let’s go to chronology: in Australia we lost leaders 1.8 seconds, in China the gap was 1.3 seconds, and in Bahrain, the team lost the best time on the order of 0.9 seconds, – said Marco. – The team is improving step by step. But of course, this is not enough.
However, the fact that we are consistently reducing the gap between them speaks of our movement in the right direction.”
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