“ This second Mercedes additionally had comparable issues ”
Purple Bull Racing adviser Helmut Marko nonetheless favors Mercedes after a problematic check, however admits the automotive appears to be like nervous. He additionally noticed the Mercedes drawback at Aston Martin.
Purple Bull had an excellent check weekend in Bahrain. The RB16B appears steady and Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez had been very enthusiastic about their 2021 challenger. Mercedes did not have it really easy through the check. The crew missed nearly a day and a half of testing as a consequence of issues and ended up with the fewest laps among the many groups.
Sickness in a number of Mercedes groups
However it wasn’t simply the Mercedes manufacturing unit crew that appeared unreliable, pressured Helmut Marko: “The second Mercedes, the Aston Martin, additionally had comparable drivetrain points”, he’s quoted by Motorsport-Magazin.com.
Regardless of the issues at Mercedes, Marko doesn’t but see Purple Bull as a right away favourite. “They’re a really sturdy crew and there are fourteen days left till the primary race. You’ll be able to assume that these issues will likely be largely resolved”, he concludes.