Serious mourning in the world of Formula 1: farewell to Dietrich Mateschitz

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Entrepreneur also established in soccer

Formula 1 mourns the passing of Mateschitz, one of the familiar faces in the paddock. Born in 1944, he was the co-founder of the Red Bull company and owner of the F1 team of the same name. He won, in total, nine world titles. He has also invested heavily in the world of soccer. He had Salzburg (Austria) and Leipzig (Germany) as his two greatest soccer passions.

Horner, team principal of Red Bull, paid his last respects to Mateschitz with the following words, “We really owe him everything. Everything he has enabled us to do. We should be grateful for Red Bull’s contribution to the sport. He had a great passion for F1, now we go to the track to give our best for him.”

It was Sebastian Vettel who was the first driver to win a world championship with Red Bull. The German put everyone in line for four years in a row, from 2010 to 2013. The Austrian stable returned to success in 2021 thanks to Dutchman Max Verstappen, with the son of art repeating the following year. If there was a battle to the last in 2021, that was not the case in 2022.

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