"Of course it is depressing for us, we would have had the speed and easily passed Hamilton," Marko said in an interview with the German-speaking media at Mugello about the start. According to the 77-year-old Austrian, a victory would even have been possible. "If I look at the Mercedes tyre loss, we could have won the race."
Honda does not seem to have solved the problem
So, according to Marko, Verstappen would have had a good chance to take his second victory of 2020, but the software of the power unit did not work on Sunday. "We had a lot of bad luck with the car today, Honda is now investigating the problem, which looks like it is the same defect as in Monza," he explains.
In a fortnight' time, the Formula 1 circus will hit Russia. Red Bull and Verstappen hope to compete for the win again. "Of course I hope that next time everything will be normal, because we firmly believe that we are better than Mercedes," Marko adds.