Marko: We were desperately slow in Australia, but upgrades are coming

After the end of the Australian Grand Prix, Red Bull Helmut Marko said he was more than worried to see his team finish third in the constructors ‘championship, with Sergio Perez in 4th place in the drivers’ championship with 30 points. while last year’s champion Max Verstappen is in 6th place with 25 points, 46 less than the champion Charles Leclerc.

Marko said that they have to solve the reliability problems that plague his team this year, but also to improve the car as a whole.

Today the opposite happened from what we expected after Friday’s tests. We had hoped to be closer to Ferrari, but we were desperately slower than Ferrari. At some points in the race, Mercedes was moving at the same pace as us.

The 78-year-old believes that the RB18’s biggest problem is the weight, with rumors that they want Red Bull to have created a heavy enough floor in order to reduce the porpoising effect.

Our car is very heavy and this is due to the fact that last year we focused significantly until the end of the championship on last year’s car, since we were fighting for the championship.

In Imola we will bring upgrades, as in the next races. Let’s hope we can get closer to Ferrari. We are currently 10 kg heavier than Ferrari, which translates to a loss of 0.3 seconds in the lap.

Ferrari cars are so reliable and fast. It does not seem to matter how high the temperatures are or what tires they wear.

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