Marko out of respect for Hamilton: 'Strong and worthy opponent'

27-09-2021 10:15 | Updated: 27-09-2021 11:54
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Marko out of respect for Hamilton: 'Strong and worthy opponent'

Max Verstappen had to start from the back of the grid at the Russian Grand Prix because he had a new engine in his car. Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko states that rival Lewis Hamilton will also have to change his engine this season.

According to Marko, the Austrian racing team is almost certain that the Briton will have to put a new engine in his car at the end of the season, forcing Hamilton to start from the back. "I hope our information is correct. According to that information, Lewis will also have to change engines. From the last place on the grid to the podium is not so quick," he told

The consultant is impressed with the way Hamilton drove in Russia. The driver was behind Lando Norris for a long time and then waited just as long as he could to get past his compatriot. "When it comes down to it in the race, he drives flawlessly. He waited super because he knew his time would come. He is a strong and worthy opponent that we will attack."

Battle between Hamilton and Verstappen

Hamilton's victory and Verstappen's second place means the difference between the competitors in the world championship is two points. In two weeks the GP of Turkey is on the program.

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