Marko wants 'fast and reliable engine' from Renault

2018-04-11 18:18
Helmut Marko (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Helmut Marko was not impressed with Renault after a failure put Daniel Ricciardo out of the Bahrain GP. 

Red Bull went into the desert race believing that a victory was possible given their long distance pace earlier in the weekend. 

Their hopes, though, were shattered just two laps in. 

Ricciardo retired two minutes into the grand prix due to an energy store failure while Max Verstappen suffered a puncture when he ran over Lewis Hamilton's front wing. 

Marko was not happy. 

"The problem of Ricciardo is it is not the first time it's happened," the Red Bull advisor told Autosport. 

"What can you do when a technical issue just stops you completely? 

"And we were unlucky with Max, he got such a heavy hit. It broke the wheel, and also the diff was damaged in the impact. 

"First we have to sort out our qualifying, but we need a fast and reliable engine."

Read more on:    helmut marko  |  f1


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.