Times have changed in Formula 1. Not Mercedes, but Ferrari is now the team to beat. Ferrari is the new top team. They set the tone,” said Red Bull CEO Helmut Marko, the team of world champion Max Verstappen.
“Ferrari has been good on any track, at any temperature and on any type of tire so far,” said the Austrian ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.
Charles Leclerc is the championship leader after three races. The Ferrari driver has already won two grands prix (Bahrain and Australia) and is 34 points ahead of the number 2, George Russell of Mercedes. Verstappen fared very well because less well. He has already retired twice and is sixth with Leclerc, 46 points behind.
The Dutchman had to put his RB18 aside with technical problems in the last race in Melbourne after 38 of the 56 laps. He was then second. Marko previously told Austrian television that a crack in the fuel line was the cause of the breakdown.
“We think it was because of the bounce of the car. Engine supplier Honda has assured us that this issue will be resolved before the next race,” said Marko. In the opening race of the season in Bahrain, Verstappen also retired due to problems with the fuel supply.
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Red Bull CEO Helmut Marko: ‘Ferrari is the new top team’ formula 1
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