Verstappen was engaged in an in depth battle with Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton all through the F1 season-opener in Bahrain that was settled within the remaining phases.
Verstappen overtook Hamilton with 4 laps to go across the outdoors of Flip 4, however was compelled at hand again the place after officers dominated that he made the overtake off-track.
Hamilton was then capable of fend Verstappen off within the remaing laps, holding on for victory by 0.7 seconds.
Previous to Verstappen’s transfer, Hamilton was proven to be recurrently operating large at Flip 4 after FIA race director Michael Masi mentioned there could be no policing of monitor limits.
Hamilton was then compelled to alter his line after race management knowledgeable Mercedes it might be clamping down on monitor limits at Flip 4 mid-race following a request for clarification by Purple Bull.
“We interpreted it too strictly,” Marko advised Motorsport.com’s sister publication Formel1.de in an unique interview.
“Then we requested the race management: ‘Hiya, the Mercedes is driving repeatedly over [track limits] and have a time achieve of two tenths – can we do this too?’
“After which we received a obscure reply: ‘Truly, no.’ After which there was additionally the query of the black and white flag for Hamilton, as a result of he was over it extra typically.”
However Marko accepted that the talk over monitor limits in Bahrain was now “pointless”, and questioned why there was a lot run-off space on the exit of the nook that inspired drivers to go thus far large.
“It occurred, and it is utterly pointless,” Marko mentioned.
“There’s sufficient area there. Let’s put up a wall and that’ll be that. Should you crash into the wall, you’ve got broken your car.
“I do not know why we’ve got a lot run-off space on the tracks, and why we do not put a wall in there.”
The wall at Flip 4 lies past a run-off space and gravel entice, and introduced an finish to Verstappen’s Sakhir Grand Prix final December when F1 raced on the outer loop format following an incident with Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez.
Verstappen was heard on group radio after the race telling Purple Bull that he most well-liked to not have given again the place and as a substitute accepted a time penalty.
However Marko felt Verstappen would have been given an adjusted penalty to make sure the victory was given again to Hamilton.