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Austrian
27 April 1943 (78)
Rudolf Schoeller (27 April 1902)
Bob Bondurant (27 April 1933)

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8th (1972 Monaco Grand Prix)
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1971 Austrian Grand Prix
1972 French Grand Prix

about Helmut Marko

Helmut Marko LL.D., (born 27 April 1943) is an Austrian former professional racing driver and current advisor to the Red Bull GmbH Formula One Teams and head of Red Bull's driver development program.


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1971, 1972,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1971 Howden Ganley
Pedro Rodríguez
Jo Siffert
Vic Elford
Peter Gethin
George Eaton
John Cannon
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1972 Howden Ganley
Reine Wisell
Peter Gethin
Alex Soler-Roig
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Jackie Oliver
Bill Brack
Brian Redman
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Tsunoda will make his F1 debut next weekend in Bahrain after being promoted by Red Bull to its sister team off the back of his third-place finish in Formula 2 last year.<br>After completing private tests for AlphaTauri in old F1 machinery, Tsunoda enjoyed his first extended running in the team's 2021 car in Bahrain last week.<br>Tsunoda turned heads with his charge to second place in the ...

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The four-time world champion had hoped to add more title success at Ferrari after joining the team in 2015, but in the end he fell short of that target and the team elected not to continue with him for this year.<br>Amid some fairly public struggles over the past two years, which have included lacklustre performances and driver errors, some have questioned whether Vettel has past his ...

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With Red Bull having been open that it would look outside its current pool of drivers if Albon did not deliver what it wanted, Sergio Perez ultimately ended up landing the second Red Bull seat for 2021.<br>However, Russell would have been an obvious contender based on his pure speed after showing at the Sakhir Grand Prix that he had the pace to win when he stood in for Lewis ...

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Incumbent Alex Albon, who is in competition for the drive with Sergio Perez, was given until the end of the season to prove his case. <br>Albon had a strong run from fifth on the grid to fourth at the flag in Abu Dhabi, and he finished just behind two seconds behind world champion Lewis Hamilton.<br>“It was one of his best races,” Marko told Motorsport.com. “Still, we will think it over ...

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Although the Thai driver's average qualifying position of P9 is five places further back than teammate Max Verstappen, and in races it is P7 v P2, Marko says Red Bull's analysis offers a better insight into his form.<br>Marko cites the fact that at Silverstone, Albon was the quickest man on track at some points of both races – which shows the potential to do well is there if he can lift his ...

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Hamilton issued strongly-worded posts on social media on Wednesday criticising Marko after incorrectly believing the Austrian had claimed the world champion had been distracted from his F1 focus by his support of the Black Lives Matter campaign.<br>However, it quickly emerged that Marko had never made such comments, and the website that had published the remarks confessed later that it had taken ...

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