Connect with us

2018 F1

Red Bull focus ‘clearly’ switched to 2019 F1 – Marko

Published

on

  • 2
    Shares

Dr Helmut Marko says Red Bull’s focus has “clearly” switched to 2019.

The energy drink owned team started the year with championship ambitions, but key official Marko admitted that Mercedes and Ferrari have raced ahead.

“The euphoria has given way to reality,” Dr Marko told Kronen Zeitung newspaper. “We have fallen behind Mercedes and Ferrari.

“We want to end the year as well as possible, but our focus is clearly on 2019.”

Next year, Red Bull will switch to works Honda power, and Marko said the entire team is “optimistic”.

“We are seeing an extreme commitment and great energy from the Honda side,” he said. “And our side as well, of course.

“After Singapore, some of our leading people flew to Tokyo where the exchange of ideas is intensifying. It’s the first time Red Bull has had an engine manufacturer behind us.”

He said McLaren’s troubles of 2015-2017 don’t worry him, as the progress at the junior team Toro Rosso this year has been “obvious”.

“Honda’s headquarters is 15 minutes from us. In the past, we were just waiting to see what Renault’s plan was but now everything is focused on us,” Marko explained.

“We have good numbers from the factory so far and Honda is enjoying the benefit of insight from four cars. The (2019) car will be ready on time,” he announced.

“We want to be competitive right from the start and drive for victories. Whether it’s enough for the title I cannot say now, but our target must always be this.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F113 hours ago

Impressive Albon used to Red Bull pressure

2SharesAlexander Albon says he is used to the pressure of the Red Bull environment. The Thai-British driver has been hailed...

2019 F114 hours ago

Prost slams Senna movie

2SharesAlain Prost has slammed the 2010 movie about Ayrton Senna. “I hate the Senna movie. I really hate it,” the...

2019 F114 hours ago

Giovinazzi wants more time to learn

2SharesAntonio Giovinazzi will soon look better alongside his Alfa Romeo teammate Kimi Raikkonen. That is the view of team boss...

2019 F11 day ago

Renault to have best F1 engine – Prost

2SharesRenault is on the right path to having “one of the best engines” on the grid. That is the view...

2019 F11 day ago

Verstappen has right approach in 2019 – Marko

2SharesMax Verstappen is being patient as Red Bull-Honda ramps up in 2019. Rumours that the Dutch driver is in talks...

2019 F12 days ago

Raikkonen took beer sponsor to Alfa Romeo

2SharesKimi Raikkonen took a personal sponsor with him to Alfa Romeo. Until last year, the Thai beer Singha appeared on...

2019 F12 days ago

Gasly too aggressive with Red Bull car

2SharesPierre Gasly says he has identified how to change his driving style for the rest of the 2019 season. Gasly...

2019 F12 days ago

Leclerc calm amid Ferrari rumblings – Danner

2SharesCharles Leclerc is “calm” even though he is making big waves at Ferrari. That is the view of former F1...

2019 F12 days ago

Marko happy with rookie Albon

2SharesDr Helmut Marko says he is more than happy with new Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon. Thai-British driver Albon was...

2019 F12 days ago

Magnussen sponsor affected by Sri Lanka attacks

2SharesA sponsor involved in formula one is grieving the loss of three of his children after the Easter terror attacks...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media