Red Bull: No regrets on taking engine penalties

Red Bull bosses Helmut Marko and Christian Horner insist they have no regrets about Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo taking grid penalties at Monza after the pair qualified second and third today.

Red Bull: No regrets on taking engine penalties
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing in parc ferme
Polesitter Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, second place Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, third place Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13

Both drivers will go back 20 places after the team opted to introduce new power units in order to maximise their chances at the upcoming races, which are expected to be better suited to the RB13.

Ricciardo also takes an extra five places for a new gearbox.

Marko admitted it was frustrating to lose so many positions after such a strong showing, but insisted there were no regrets as he hopes it will pay off in the upcoming races.

"It's frustrating not only for the penalties, but we have nearly no downforce on," Marko told Motorsport.com.

"And that in the rain is why we lost out so much in Sector 3. So not to make a mistake, and be second and third under these conditions, shows what potential is the car.

"But we don't regret anything. It's not just about Singapore, it's Malaysia, and Suzuka, they're all circuits for us."

Horner agreed that the team had to look at the upcoming races.

"Absolutely," he said. "It's a shame that we have to take the penalties, but we're enjoying the qualifying for now.

"Second and third is a fantastic performance from both of the drivers. Even with the penalties from where we start on a mixed up grid, there are still opportunities at a track where you can overtake.

"I think we got all the timings right today. The pit wall did a great job, and we picked the right tyres for the right conditions. Both of the drivers today have done a phenomenal job."

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