Pink Bull accused of being too lenient with Helmut Marko after repeated assaults on Checo Perez

Pink Bull’s response to Helmut Marko’s discriminatory remarks towards Sergio Prez continues to be questioned, and plenty of really feel the reprecussions ought to have been extra forceful.

The Austrian advisor stated that “Checo’s head shouldn’t be as targeted as Verstappen’s or Vettel’s as a result of he’s South American”, and the vitality drinks crew solely requested him to supply the Mexican a weak apology, regardless of requires him to be sacked.

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“They’re juggling Helmut Marko, who suits the definition of a free cannon,” Ted Kravitz and David Croft stated on the Sky Sports activities F1 podcast.

The journalists questioned the Pink Bull boss’ reluctance at hand down a harsher punishment.

“I believe the one approach you may mark down Christian Horner this 12 months is for the best way that the Sergio Perez state of affairs was handled and the best way that he was not in a position to management Helmut Marko,” he added.

Then again, David Croft seconded him, and emphasised that Christian Horner confirmed that his management shouldn’t be that nice and that he needed to punish the veteran advisor extra severely, and thus, defend Sergio Perez.

“Generally he would not have the authority, and much more so if he is at a serious model, the place you’ll anticipate him to resolve a state of affairs in a short time and extra drastically.

“I believe that was evident in and round Singapore when a press release got here from Helmut Marko, who apologized, albeit after a number of days.”

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“These statements weren’t good, however he shortly realized that and apologized each publicly and personally to Sergio Prez,” Christian Horner informed Sky Sports activities forward of the Singapore GP.

The vitality drinks crew principal emphasised why they may not take a place, citing the crew’s complicated employment construction.

“He isn’t an worker of Pink Bull Racing. That is why we’ve not issued a press release. He’s a part of the Pink Bull Group and that group has issued an apology by means of the ServusTV channel,” he insisted.

Helmut Marko solely acquired a warning from the Austrian firm, in addition to from the FIA, who despatched him a written warning reminding him of his obligations as a public determine in motorsport in accordance with the FIA Code of Ethics.

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