Helmut Marko praises both Verstappen and Honda in second win of the season

28-07-2019 19:14
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
F1 News
Helmut Marko praises both Verstappen and Honda in second win of the season

Red Bull Racing advisor Dr Helmut Marko was full of praise for both Max Verstappen as well as engine partner Honda, as the Austrian claimed the Dutchman's victory was "a masterclass from Max and from the engine".

Before the season started, Marko predicted Red Bull and Honda would win five races in the 2019 season, which sounded a lot crazier then than it does now. With two wins in three races, Verstappen is in red-hot form at the moment, as the 76-year-old Marko praised the team as a whole as well as Honda.

"It was a masterclass, from Max and from the engine," Marko told Austrian news source ORF.

"Today, the choice of tyres and the pitstops were crucial, both turned out very well for us. Our people have done sensational work here. It was one of those races where you lose count..."

The choice of tyres almost cost Verstappen, as he struggled massively on the mediums before coming back in for intermediates. The now seven-time Grand Prix winner spun out on the yellow compound but kept his RB15 under control, before going on to win the race.

"Apart from that one spin, Max drove flawlessly and he constantly tapped into a reserve."

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