Rumors of disagreements in the Red Bull camp have characterized the run-up to the United States Grand Prix. Now world champion Max Verstappen (26) is speaking out against the claims.
– I saw that he came from outside. People try to invent things like that prattle, But the atmosphere in the team is very good. Everyone knows what his role is, Verstappen said before this weekend’s race in Texas, according to other sources Racing News 365.
This week it was claimed that Red Bull team boss Christian Horner and his advisor Helmut Marko are in an internal power struggle.
The newspaper claims that Marko, who was Mateschitz’s right-hand man, no longer has as much confidence now that the Thai parts owners are more involved.
“Christian Horner has wanted Helmut Marko to leave for a long time,” Globo claimed. Red Bull’s president denies this.
-If it weren’t for Helmut, I wouldn’t be in the position I am in today. Just like the young drivers he gave a chance to, he gave me a chance. We have always had a very strong and honest relationship. “There are of course things we disagree about from time to time, but I think that’s healthy,” Horner says.
Earlier this year, there was an uproar when a Red Bull consultant got into trouble for his comments about Sergio Perez.
After the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Marko told Red Bull’s ServusTV that “Perez is from South America and is not completely focused in his head like Max Verstappen or Sebastian Vettel.”
Marko received a written warning from the International Motor Sport Federation (FIA) after the controversial statements.
– It wasn’t meant that way. “I meant that a Mexican has a different mentality than a German or a Dutchman,” Marco said.
The 80-year-old man was lying flat.
-I want to apologize for my offensive remark and I want to make it very clear that I don’t think we can generalize about people based on country, race or ethnicity. I was trying to make the point that Chico has fluctuated this year, but I would have been wrong to attribute that to his cultural heritage.
Max Verstappen recently became world champion for the third time. There are still five weekends left in the season.
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