At last Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix, Red Bull didn’t even have a chance to win the race against Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes seemed much faster than Max Verstappen all weekend. Red Bull still doesn’t fully understand what happened, a major overhaul of its Dutch car could come.

“The Mercedes was simply unrivaled in Turkey,” explained Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s sports boss. “Under rainy conditions, Verstappen shouldn’t have a problem defeating Bottas, but in Istanbul he didn’t have a chance to keep up with him.”

“They were much faster than us with particularly little fuel. Max, meanwhile, was constantly complaining about understeer, and we couldn’t control it. ”

Red Bull doesn’t rule out replacing chestnuts in Verstappen’s car for next week’s American Grand Prix, but Marko hasn’t confirmed that yet, though he hasn’t denied it.