Max Verstappen once again limited the damage today in Qatar, as Hamilton’s Mercedes seemed untouchable. He keeps the lead in the drivers’ championship but by only eight points.
If he salutes the performance of his driver, Doctor Helmut Marko does not hide a certain concern before the two remaining races.
« Our pace was much better today than in qualifying. If Max had started second, the gap would have been smaller. He obviously lost time early in the race and had to ask more of his tires. We didn’t. We didn’t have a perfect set-up on the car this weekend compared to Mercedes. Hamilton beat us in every session. «
« We’re still ahead, but I don’t feel comfortable yet. We have to win one of the two remaining races, it’s that easy. We have to have a perfect weekend. It only comes down to it. between Max and Lewis, the others are nowhere. «
“Lewis’s engine won’t have as much power as in Brazil. Also, I don’t think they were using their ‘special’ rear wing this weekend because the speed difference in the straight line was less. We didn’t. will not give up. «