Helmut Marko has taken an enormous step in his profession with Crimson Bull, who has prolonged his contract for 3 extra years.
Studies counsel, the 80-year-old Austrian has agreed to a brand new take care of the vitality drinks group, extending his tenure in Milton Keynes till a minimum of 2027.
In his function, Helmut Marko has been an vital determine within the success story of Crimson Bull, not solely as a sporting advisor, but in addition as a driving pressure for younger drivers within the academy and nonetheless is a extremely influential Components 1 determine.
It might trigger issues within the negotiations is now Sergio “Checo” Perez, who concludes his contract with the Austrian group in 2024.
Nonetheless, it’s not information that Helmut Marko‘s precedence isn’t Checo, who has his sights set on different drivers resembling Lando Norris, or, failing that, somebody from the Crimson Bull driver academy, resembling Liam Lawson.
Rumors of Helmut Marko’s exit
Final season the waters have been agitated within the Milton Keynes group by the attainable departure of its sporting advisor, who has had friction with the brand new management headed by Oliver Mintzlaff.
After the demise of Dietrich Mateschitz, the 80-year-old from Graz has expressed on a number of events his poor relationship with the manager director of Crimson Bull’s sports activities department.
“He’s new and likewise has his concepts,” Marko stated to Sky Sports activities F1. “You may’t have the identical relationship after two months. That may most likely by no means occur, the connection isn’t comparable.
“I had a relationship with Mateschitz for greater than 30 years and he was a profound motorsport skilled. We have been speaking on a very completely different stage.”
Helmut Marko and Verstappen relationship
One of many largest culprits that will generate the continuity of the Austrian supervisor is the three-time Components 1 champion, who sees him as a pillar in his profession.
Crimson Bull has put all its efforts and future undertaking in Max Verstappen, who has a contract till 2028, so the departure of Marko would generate inside issues.
With data from F1 Insider in October 2023, the Dutch driver would have made it clear to Mintzlaff and Chalerm Yoovidhya (majority shareholder of Crimson Bull), that if Marko left, he would observe him out of Milton Keynes.
Verstappen helps the continuity of the Austrian, one in all his closest and the one who boosted his profession throughout the high class of motorsport.
“On the one hand, for me that could be very reassuring,” Marko stated to OE24. “There’s nonetheless one thing like loyalty and appreciation.
“Since our first dialog, when Max was 15 years outdated, there was a particular connection between us.”