Max Verstappen could take engine penalty at 2021 season finale

Get to know about all the latest news and developments from the world of Formula 1 surrounding Max Verstappen.

Red Bull Advisor Helmut Marko
Red Bull Advisor Helmut Marko

Safe to say, Max Verstappen has already stamped his authority over the other drivers in the 2021 Formula 1 season but with the championship not yet secured, the Red Bull ace driver could take an engine penalty with only 2 races remaining to determine the winner. With just 8 points separating Lewis Hamilton from Verstappen, each step is crucial. 

With the Mercedes ace driver already changing his engine, five time, will it be his turn next in the season finale on December 12? Most of the attention has been focused on Mercedes’ engine troubles, with Valtteri Bottas now on his sixth ICE unit and Hamilton having taken five. 

What was opinionated by Helmut Marko on Max Verstappen? 

Formula 1- Helmut Marko
Formula 1- Helmut Marko

It would appear that it may, in fact, be Red Bull with the engine troubles, as revealed by the Austrian team’s Sporting Adviser Helmut Marko. When asked if car number 33 could be fitted with a new engine for the first ever race in Jeddah – which will be the fastest street circuit in the world. 

He responded by stating as quoted by Formulanerds.com, “An engine change [for Verstappen] is not planned in Saudi Arabia at the moment. If it happens, it will come in Abu Dhabi.” 

Red Bull's Helmut Marko and Max Verstappen
Red Bull’s Helmut Marko and Max Verstappen

Of course, this is Marko we are talking about, who has been known to make many an outrageous headline during his time in Formula 1, but there will now be a nervous wait for Verstappen fans until more news emerges.

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