As long as Dr. Helmut Marko is Red Bull’s consultant, his quotes will not leave people indifferent. Sometimes, he could be so unpredictable, sometimes his words sound like thunder, like” Yesterday was different! “As the eventful F1 2020 season draws to a close, let’s read Dr. Helmut Marko’s quotes on the highlights of current topics that make you smile or think.
Helmut Marko is a consultant for the Red Bull Formula 1 teams since 2005. Born on 27 April 1943 in Graz, Austria. Marko holds a doctorate in law since 1967. He owns two hotels in Graz – the Schlossberghotel and the Augartenhotel. He was manager of the Austrian racing drivers Gerhard Berger and Karl Wendlinger. Since 1999 he has headed the Red Bull driver development program, which brings talented drivers such as Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen into Formula 1.
It started at the beginning of the year when he suggested to the Austrian television station ORF a “coronavirus camp” to infect the Red Bull and Alpha Tauri drivers:
“We have four Formula 1 drivers and eight or ten juniors.”
“The idea was that we organize a camp to mentally and physically bridge the dead time and that would be the ideal time for the infection to come.
“These are all strong young men in really good health. That way they would be prepared whenever the action starts. And you can be ready for what will probably be a very tough championship once it starts.”
Asked how his vision was received by Red Bull executives, he added:
“Let’s put it this way, it has not been well received.”
Dr. Helmut Marko Red Bull Racing F1 Team
Dr. Helmut Marko about Red Bull prospects for the 2020 season:
He came with direct willing to fight for F1 constructor’s championship, as telling Motorsport-Total.com:
“We want to fight for the World Championship, and we know that we have to be competitive with the chassis right from the start, so from the very first race”.
Helmut Marko with Christian Horner
“Honda has made gains for next year and, after everything that has been achieved so far, we assume that this [fighting from the start of the season] will happen. That means we have no excuses.”
Honda’s withdrawal from Formula 1
When announcing Honda’s retirement from Formula 1, Helmut Marko was very vocal in his conversation with Speedweed:
“We work in all directions because we knew about Honda’s decision for a long time.
“Mr. Horner is a team principal, but not involved in strategic matters. Mr. Mateschitz and I have known for a long time.”