Mercedes ’new six-cylinder, with which Nico Rosberg won the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, is said to be capable of developing up to 900 horsepower (671 kilowatts). Niki Lauda said before leaving for Melbourne that their base 1.6-liter six-cylinder produces around 580 horsepower, and ERS waste energy reuse technology is expected to add another 160 horsepower to the engine, for a total of 740 km. But Germany's Bild reports that the Mercedes engine also produces up to 900 horsepower when running at full power.
Red Bull Advisor Dr. Helmut Marko said about the mentioned numbers: “Of course, their engines are more powerful than they publicly admit. In addition, they do not have any problems with the engine, so they have all the engine power at their disposal, which allows them to race strategically. ”
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