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Helmut Marko Reveals Red Bull's Upgrade Plans For The Rest Of The Season

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Helmut Marko Reveals Red Bull's Upgrade Plans For The Rest Of The Season

Helmut Marko has revealed that Red Bull will continue to introduce upgrades in the second half of the season, whilst admitting the team will inevitably take engine penalties as the year progresses.

Red Bull currently finds themselves in control of both F1 World Championships after twelve rounds.

The Austrian team intends to continue their development, ensuring they do not lose ground to Ferrari in the second half of the year.

In an interview with motorsport-total, Marko stated:

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“We are constantly developing. That’s the DNA of Red Bull Racing. It won’t be that serious anymore, but there will be updates well into the second half of the season. We’ll have to wait and see the details.”

Red Bull has demonstrated that developing late into the year does not necessarily jeopardise a team for the next campaign.

They produced a Championship-contending car this year despite pushing for improvements late last season. 

Marko also explained that Red Bull is likely to face engine penalties:

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“That will also happen with us [engine penalties], and we just have to choose a track where you can overtake relatively well. If you look at the next races, you will definitely come to a track we have chosen.”

Grid penalties have already proven a significant factor so far this championship, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz being forced to start from the back after exceeding the legal limit.

So far, Red Bull has successfully avoided major engine problems this year. And with ten rounds remaining, it would be an unnecessary risk to try and prevent the sanctions.

Red Bull is aware of how strong their position is. They must ensure complacency does not creep in as they aim to secure both F1 World Championships.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Formula 1, Red Bull Racing

Jaden Diaz-Ndisang
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