Marko: No one knows why small teams are best

Dr Helmut Marko has responded to claims a couple of regular midfield teams are actually fielding the very best cars in 2012.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport this week cited GPS evidence in reporting that the Williams and the Sauber feature the most aerodynamic cars, based on data from Barcelona’s demanding turns 3 and 9. And at Monaco, Sauber’s Sergio Perez recorded not only the fastest lap of the race, but he was the quickest circulating car “for long periods”, according to team boss Peter Sauber.

Journalist Michael Schmidt said: “With Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or Lewis Hamilton in the cockpit, Williams or Sauber would probably be leading the championship.”

Red Bull’s Marko responded: “They have good cars, but no one knows why.

“They are not as highly bred as a Red Bull and McLaren, but apparently easy to drive and understand. In the present situation, anything is possible.”


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