F1, Helmut Marko does not rule out farewell to Red Bull

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Red Bull, Helmut Marko does not rule out farewell

Helmut Marko’s historic relationship with Red Bull could end a year before the natural expiration of his contract. It was the former F1 and prototype driver himself from Le Mans, now 80 years old, who did not rule out the possibility, during an interview with the Austrian portal 'OE24'.

"Next week we will see whether I will continue in my role,” Marko said, thus anticipating one of the main topics of the next meeting with the management. "There are several possibilities, for the future, also related to an extension of Christian Horner’s powers. Nobody has però made a decision yet, I have a contract until the end of 2024 but we will see".

Among Marko’s admirers is a decidedly important figure for Red Bull, three-time world champion Max Verstappen: "The matter" is complex,” said the Austrian executive, “clearly I also have obligations to Red Bull and Max himself. We need to reason more broadly and we will do so, at the moment no decisions have been made on the matter".

Marko è has always been "deus ex machina" of the Austrian racing team: a great friend of Dietrich Mateschitz, he was important in the entry of the Red Bull brand into Formula 1, dating back to 2005. In nineteen seasons Red Bull has won 7 Drivers titles (Sebastian Vettel from 2010 to 2013, Max Verstappen from 2021 to 2023) and 6 Constructors titles (in the same years as the Drivers title except for 2021, which saw Mercedes excel).

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