Marko: 2016 car is 'best Red Bull has built'
But that is not because the car is bad, team official Dr Helmut Marko insists.
In fact, he told Auto Motor und Sport the RB12 is "the best chassis Red Bull has ever built".
"The fuel, (and) which engine mode they (Ferrari) were in, we don't know," said Marko when asked about the 7 tenths deficit. "We are still conservative.
"But our car was quick right away and reacts logically to each setup change."
Marko said: "After the experiences of the last two years, it is completely unfamiliar to us to be getting so many kilometres under the belt."
"Clear progress can be seen," he said. "It goes in the right direction.
"It is good that they have made Remi Taffin the boss. He is a practical man who saw the problems on track and knows what needs to be done."
"We have taken a very big step with the engine," he told the Danish newspaper BT, "and there is another significant update in the near future."
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