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A prominent member of the Red Bull Racing team is at risk of being expelled due to the leaked talks

A prominent member of the Red Bull Racing team is at risk of being expelled due to the leaked talks

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The saga of Christian Horner and the titillating messages he allegedly sent to a female colleague is still rocking the Red Bull Racing team. After an internal investigation cleared RBR team boss Christian Horner of allegedly inappropriate behavior towards a female colleague, only she was later suspended. Well, now another expulsion from the team is expected, namely the consultant, Helmut Marko, who is said to be responsible for the fact that the many messages exchanged between Horner and the unnamed, now former colleague, came to the public. That there is a possibility of exclusion from the team, Marko admitted in an interview with the Austrian ORF: "Theoretically, there is a possibility. It is difficult to judge, but in the end it is up to me to decide what to do. It is a complex matter. Already this year's championship will be for us very difficult, because we have 24 days to go
Did Red Bull make a mistake using "Mercedes" pages?

Did Red Bull make a mistake using "Mercedes" pages?

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After a season and a half of failures with the concept of a racing car without sides, Mercedes just abandoned it and took a more conventional approach. But the so-called zero-pod is returning to the track this year, only on the Red Bull Racing team. But the question is whether Adrian Newey has found room for improvement in the "Mercedes" concept, or whether the change will throw the team from Milton Keynes off the top. You could say that if something works, don't fix it, but Newey didn't take that into account when designing the RB20, because it's long been said that in F1 you have to constantly run with changes, otherwise you fall behind. Newey has shown in the past that he is not infallible despite winning many race cars (McLaren MP4-18), but will the RB20 push the boundaries, or will it be the car that defeats the seemingly unbeatable team
Helmut Marko remains an advisor to the Red Bull team

Helmut Marko remains an advisor to the Red Bull team

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Although former Formula One driver and consultant to the Red Bull Racing team, Dr. Helmut Marko is already 80 years old, he will remain in his position in the team from Milton Keynes for a few more years, but he is not even bothered by the busy schedule of the 2024 season, where there are as many as 24 races: "It's nothing stressful for me. But Australia is wonderful and I'm already looking forward to traveling there," he said, adding: "I work for Red Bull Racing from Friday morning to Sunday night and I'm happy to do it." Marko, otherwise a doctor of law, has been in the spotlight several times in recent times due to awkward statements, and it is increasingly being said that the relationship between him and the team boss, Christian Horner, is anything but great. Horner is said to want to get rid of the Austrian, but Horner's driver Max Verstappen does not agree with this, and he is said to set even
Will Verstappen challenge Horner?

Will Verstappen challenge Horner?

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Ralf Schumacher has warned that Max Verstappen could side with Helmut Marko to oppose Christian Horner, who is said to want to get rid of Helmut Marko. Brazil's Globo has reported tensions between Horner and Marko, with Schumacher saying the team boss needs to be careful about playing politics as it could backfire on him. "Horner has been trying to get rid of Mark for a long time, both from the F1 team and from the entire organization," the Globe wrote. "The connection between Mark and Verstappen is strong and no one should underestimate it," Schumacher believes. "Dr. Marko supported him from the beginning and brought him to the team and it is heard that Verstappen would not support Marko's "expulsion", as he was previously prepared to fire Horner from the team." But tensions in the team, no
Hamilton is annoyed by Verstappen's salary

Hamilton is annoyed by Verstappen's salary

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Max Verstappen annoys Lewis Hamilton with two things and his payroll is one of them, according to Red Bull Racing team advisor Helmut Marko. Hamilton's contract with Mercedes expires at the end of this season, and according to the latest rumors, a tempting offer from Maranello is now influencing any negotiations. Ferrari are said to be willing to offer the Briton 44 million a season if he decides to join their team, and that could be the key if Helmut Marko is right. Verstappen earns 55 million for each season he drives, 20 million more than Hamilton gets from Mercedes, which failed to provide the seven-time world champion with a winning car this year. According to Helmut Mark, Hamilton would prefer to move to Red Bull, but there for him according to Christian Horner
This is the real reason Verstappen did not attend the team meeting

This is the real reason Verstappen did not attend the team meeting

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Red Bull team advisor Helmut Marko has revealed the reason why Max Verstappen did not attend the team meeting after qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The Dutchman was eyeing his second win of the year on the streets of Džeba, but his race weekend got off to a bad start even before he arrived in Saudi Arabia. The current F1 world champion got sick and didn't go to the race venue until Thursday, and then his RB19 racecar let him down in the first part of Saturday's qualifying. Verstappen was unable to set a fast lap in Q2 due to a broken driveshaft, so he started the race from fifteenth place, which made the ill-fated driver even more in a bad mood. After qualifying, he did not attend a meeting with the team, for which he received criticism on social networks,
Daniel Ricciardo returns to Red Bull as the third driver

Daniel Ricciardo returns to Red Bull as the third driver

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Australian Daniel Ricciardo will join the Red Bull Racing team at the end of this season, where he will perform the role of third driver. Ricciardo confirmed in August this year that he was leaving McLaren, after which he failed to find a suitable team to race for in 2023. The eight-time grand prix winner, who previously (between 2014 and 2018) raced for Red Bull, is according to the team's consultant, Helmut Marko, he has accepted an offer to become the team's third driver, and his goal is to return to the role of a regular driver in the 2024 season. others in charge of appearances at presentation events. "Ricciardo will be our third racer," Marko said in an interview with the German Sky. "We have many sponsors, so we have to b
Marko: Verstappen underwent his father's strict training

Marko: Verstappen underwent his father's strict training

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Helmut Marko has revealed that two-time F1 world champion Max Verstappen had to undergo rigorous training from his father, Jos Verstappen, during his early racing career. The Dutchman has become a tough nut to crack for his F1 rivals, but he's become an even tougher nut to crack for his teammates. From the neighboring garage, he outclassed one of the most talented racers, such as Alex Albon and Pierre Gasly, and some speculate that Lando Norris turned down the transfer to the Austrian team precisely because of Verstappen. Sergio Perez, his current team-mate, managed to keep his seat in Red Bull's second car with a couple of podiums and four wins, and Helmut Marko, the team's adviser, has now revealed why Verstappen, apart from his immense talent, is such a tough competitor. "Having Max as a team peg
Red Bull: We still have a few tenths hidden

Red Bull: We still have a few tenths hidden

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Dr. Helmut Marko says the Red Bull RB18 race car still has some speed to show when they manage to reduce its weight. At Red Bull, as with most other teams, the race car weighs just over the 798kg lower limit and although not supposed to be the fastest, it still celebrated victory in four of this year’s seven races. "We can't lose weight overnight," Marko explained. "It's good that we have a few tenths of a second hidden when we reach the minimum weight. We are still too heavy and Mercedes have an equally heavy race car, and we think Ferrari is already at the lower limit." In the qualifiers in Monaco, the Ferrari racers "locked" the first starting line, but Marko believes that the race weekend in the principality did not show the right
Marko believes Leclerc deserves punishment

Marko believes Leclerc deserves punishment

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Helmut Marko believes that race commissioners should punish Charles Leclerc. Namely, Monačan missed the weigh-in place in the second part of the qualifications. He was then pushed there by Ferrari mechanics. Ferrari claimed that they did not change anything on the car during the move. The incident is not under investigation. Nevertheless, this did not stop Mark from demanding a penalty for Monaco, who together with Carlos Sainz occupied the first starting line-up. He told the Austrian ORF after the qualifiers: "He drove past the weigh-in. They didn't change anything on the race car, but according to the rules he would deserve a penalty. I have nothing against Leclerc. the result, but I don't think the mechanics are pushing back. "