Red Bull considers new Honda engines for Spa

Valtteri Bottas’ five-place grid penalty for taking out both Red Bulls in Hungary is not severe enough, according to Dr Helmut Marko. Mercedes and Bottas admitted the blame for the misjudged first corner in Hungary that ultimately cost Max Verstappen the world championship lead. As for the subsequent five-place grid penalty for Bottas at Spa after the summer break, Red Bull’s Marko insisted: “With a well-tuned Mercedes, you can make up those positions in two laps. “It won’t be easy,” Marko admitted, “because while Toto Wolff said it wasn’t coming, the Mercedes updates in Silverstone have made their car much faster.

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