Marko expecting Red Bull improvement
17 April 2014 – Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko is expecting the team to edge towards the front of the field in coming races.
Despite recovering plenty of lost ground after a disastrous pre-season period, the Milton Keynes-based outfit has been severely hindered by Renault's underperforming power unit in the early stages of the campaign.
But the French brand is closer than ever to running at an optimal level, leaving Marko confident of progress.
"We are optimistic because the engine is not optimal in some areas. We know what works on the engine and what does not. We are making progress," Marko said in an interview with Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.
"With the results [Daniel] Ricciardo originally achieved, he would be almost level with [Lewis] Hamilton. So we are not doing badly, it's just a lack of engine performance and things like the exclusion. But we will fight to the end."
Marko expressed disappointment at the outcome of Red Bull's appeal, and the way in which Mercedes acted.
"We are obviously bitterly disappointed," Marko went on to explain. "We cannot say anything before we receive the detailed reasons for the judgment [expected to be issued before the end of this week]. But what amazed us even more was the language and aggressiveness with which our competitors, Mercedes, argued against us."