Helmut Marko Reacts to Verstappen’s Saudi Arabia Win

Helmut Marko expressed satisfaction with Red Bull’s performance in Saudi Arabia, where Verstappen and Perez secured a one-two finish, and remains hopeful for continued success despite expecting challenges from competitors and acknowledging the difficulty of replicating such results in upcoming races.

Highlights

‣ Helmut Marko expressed satisfaction with Red Bull’s performance in Saudi Arabia, highlighting the flawless performance of drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, and the team’s achievement of a one-two finish in both the Saudi Arabian and Bahrain Grands Prix.

‣ Marko hopes for Red Bull to continue its winning streak in the upcoming Grands Prix, despite acknowledging challenges such as unexpected tyre wear and the improving performance of competitors like Ferrari.

‣ The Red Bull advisor mentioned the difficulty of overtaking at certain tracks and expressed uncertainty about replicating the same level of success in future races in Melbourne, China, and Suzuka, but remains optimistic about the car’s strength and the team’s goal of securing a fourth title for Max Verstappen.

‣ Despite rumors of a potential suspension due to the ongoing Red Bull saga, Helmut Marko confirmed his attendance at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, indicating his ongoing involvement and commitment to the team’s success.


Oh boy, Helmut Marko was over the moon with Red Bull’s performance in Saudi Arabia. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez? They didn’t put a foot wrong. Nailed a one-two finish at Jeddah, they did.

“It’s just incredible, really,” Marko gushed to Viaplay. “Both our drivers were on fire. And the car? Don’t get me started. It’s like everything just clicked. Strategy, pit stops, tyre wear – you name it. Bagging a one-two in two races straight? That’s no small feat.”

### ‘I don’t mind if it stays like this’
When quizzed about the upcoming Grands Prix, Marko was cautiously optimistic. “Wouldn’t bother me one bit to keep this winning streak,” he admitted. “Sure, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia were different beasts. And yeah, those tyres wore down quicker than we thought. Hard to believe we can keep this up, but hey, a guy can hope.”

Marko didn’t stop there. “Ferrari’s breathing down our necks, and overtaking in Jeddah was a nightmare. So, Melbourne, China, Suzuka? Might not be our playgrounds. But we’re gunning for Max’s fourth title. That’s the endgame.”

Helmut Marko’s gearing up for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Amidst the Red Bull drama, there were whispers he might be benched. But, as the race in Jeddah approached, he quashed those rumors. “See you in Melbourne,” he seemed to say, with a twinkle in his eye.

Albert Ramirez
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