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Helmut Marko ‘enjoying a recreation’ when bragging about Crimson Bull’s 2026 F1 engine | F1

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F1 will introduce fully new engines for 2026 as a part of their revised technical rules.

Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda will proceed to provide engines in 2026, whereas Audi will develop their very own energy unit after they be a part of the grid, taking up the Sauber group.

For the primary time of their historical past, Crimson Bull will develop their very own engines by way of Crimson Bull Powertrains, backed by producer Ford.

Just lately, Marko revealed that he thought Crimson Bull (and Mercedes) had been a step forward of Ferrari and Audi with their engine improvement.

He stated: “In August, we’re nonetheless working a whole combustion engine with MGU-Okay and battery. There we’re miles forward of Audi, we’re miles forward of Ferrari, and Mercedes is about the identical.”

Vasseur refuted Marko’s feedback, describing them as “a recreation”.

“No. I feel it’s a recreation,” he stated. “It’s a recreation and I don’t wish to make any feedback on the [engine] scenario of the others. We’re pushing. 

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“We’re in a superb scenario. For certain, we all the time wish to do extra, to develop extra, to be extra superior, to have extra choices and so forth but it surely’s the identical for everyone. Actually, I’d keep away from making any feedback on the scenario of the opposite [teams]. It’s going nicely.”

Vasseur is assured Ferrari are on observe with their 2026 improvement.

“For certain we wish to do extra, however as everyone on the grid, it’s the mindset of the F1 group that in the event you give to the fellows one thing, they wish to have extra,” Vasseur added. 

“This mindset is essential. “However we’re following the plan and we’re a bit prematurely on the plan. All okay on our aspect.”

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