What is the secret of the Mercedes engine? At Red Bull they see a huge increase in straight line speed which they say is difficult to explain.
The stories about the Mercedes engine kept people busy again after the Turkish Grand Prix. Again Mercedes was lightning fast on the straights, even on a wet track.
Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko does not know how it is possible, but does have his doubts. “We have to think of something because Mercedes is so fast on the straights. They were almost 15 kilometers per hour faster here. That’s basically when you drive with DRS.”
“This has been the case since Silverstone and the difference is only getting bigger.. That engine superiority. I don’t know what it is and what we can do about it. We need to optimize our chassis even more so we can rebalance it somewhat bring.”
Red Bull reportedly already requested clarification from the FIA. According to the rumors, there is a suspicion that Mercedes is applying a trick with the intercooler, whereby Mercedes would be able to cool the air further back.