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Marko explains why Verstappen drove with new engine already on Friday

Helmut Marko has provided more detail on why an all-new Honda engine has been placed in Max Verstappen 's RB16B. The Red Bull Racing advisor saw a dominant Mercedes on Friday, so the choice was ultimately not very difficult for the Milton Keynes-based formation. "With the superiority of the Mercedes, Max would have been third at best in qualifying. He then gets another three spots penalty because of the Monza penalty, so that would put him sixth. Changing one engine part would mean P16," Marko calculates for Auto, Motor und Sport. "That's not much better than the last starting row, so that's why we prefer to replace all the parts." Why new Honda engine in VT2 already...
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