Crimson Bull senior advisor Helmut Marko believes that Mercedes coerced the FIA for a mid-season rule change which could backfire on it. The Austrian believes that the German group ought to as a substitute deal with elevating the journey top of its automotive, which may get rid of the porpoising.
Talking to Sky Sports activities F1, the Crimson Bull advisor mentioned:
“I don’t suppose the FIA’s choices are proper. One group, Mercedes, has the most important issues after which they react in the course of the season. There’s a easy resolution: you simply have to lift the automotive. Then you definately don’t have this bouncing anymore, however you lose velocity. The truth that they’re now reacting on this approach and attempting to impose such powers on the FIA, which virtually decide the set-up of the vehicles, is a fast repair that has actually not been thought by way of.”
The Crimson Bull advisor feels Mercedes has tried to politically push the FIA by pressuring them with off-track complaints about porpoising. The regulatory physique has intervened contemplating the security elements and well being hazards brought on by bouncing to the drivers. Nonetheless, the Austrian disagreed with FIA’s choices to intervene or probably make a mid-season rule change.
Explaining the row over porpoising additional and the brand new technical directive, Marko mentioned:
“There are nonetheless enhancements to be made, as a result of the parameters are far too obscure. One could be exposing oneself to arbitrariness. That will primarily have an effect on the group that complained about it. Our drivers are one of many greatest property we’ve got. We make it possible for they’re in prime bodily situation.”
Helmut Marko took a swipe at Lewis Hamilton’s backache complaints in Baku after the seven-time world champion secured a podium on the Canadian GP.
Talking to an F1 insider, Marko mentioned:
“Hamilton received out of the automotive shortly right now. When he’s on the rostrum, it’s quite a bit simpler.”
Crimson Bull advisor says 2021 championship battle may need been much less heated had Niki Lauda nonetheless been alive
Helmut Marko claimed that the German group is missing the presence of Niki Lauda, who had a extra balanced mindset whereas managing the group in aggressive conditions. He went on to say:
“I believe Lauda’s balanced mentality is lacking right here at Mercedes. Possibly he would have performed it very in another way. However once you’re used to profitable after which defeat comes, it’s all the time a tough scenario.”
The Crimson Bull advisor reminisced about his common meals with the triple world champion and felt the 2021 battle would have been much less heated between the 2 groups if he had been alive. The Austrian duo had been recognized to seize a meal collectively at each race weekend and to have a powerful bond.