Max Verstappen has a shot at the championship for the first time after he joined Red Bull in 2015. Ever since he made his debut in F1, Mercedes have dominated the circuit, winning seven consecutive F1 constructors championships.
Many teams are focusing on the 2022, with newer regulations in place. From next season, there will be a level playing field, which gives an opportunity to all teams. However, Red Bull advisor, Helmut Marko believes that they have to make sure Max Verstappen has the best shot at the title this season.
“We can’t do that to Max now that he has a car for the first time with which he can become world champion,” the Austrian said as per grandpx.news.
It’s a tough championship: Helmut Marko
Max Verstappen has had a decent start to his 2021 season, securing three podium finishes so far. The Dutch driver won the Imola GP, and finished P2 in Portugal and Bahrain. However, Lewis Hamilton still leads the championship, after claiming his second win of the season in Portugal. He has extended his lead at the top of the championship to 8 points.
“It’s a tough championship,” he added. Barcelona is similar to Portugal so I hope that maybe we can fight back there,” Marko said.
“We are slowly getting a picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the cars. The conditions in Portugal were very abnormal so if we have a standard race in Barcelona we should know even more,” he added.