Red Bull's Chief Advisor Dr Helmut Marko is convinced that Honda's powertrain is quite comparable to Mercedes, while the Japanese manufacturer has major qualification issues.
After Max Verstappen won the best starting position in Mexico, Helmut Marko is convinced that Red Bull has taken a step forward even in one quick lap, while the Milton Keynes team are convinced that their rhythm is in the race completely comparable to all the best.
Helmut Marko said before the race in the USA:
“We are as fast in the race as Mercedes. We have problems in qualifications, where Ferrari and Mercedes always find something more. I am sure we are going in the right direction as our backlog is getting smaller. Honda is on Sunday equal to all the best, and for next year we have to improve our qualification form. ”