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Austrian
27 April 1943 (77)
Rudolf Schoeller (27 April 1902)
Bob Bondurant (27 April 1933)

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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

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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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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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<br>Speaking to Motorsport.com last year, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko said Red Bull had no interest in entering FE “because we’re racing purists” and it did not fit with the brand’s promotional activities.<br>He added: “As good as we are in marketing, Formula E is for us only a marketing excuse from the automotive industry to distract from the diesel ...

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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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Red Bull’s motorsport boss is adamant that Vettel is a “non-topic” for the team and the parent company.<br>Vettel, who will be leaving Ferrari at the end of this year, has remained on friendly terms with the Red Bull camp since he left for Ferrari at the end of 2014.<br>However Marko told Sky Germany earlier this year that a return to Red Bull was unlikely, explaining that his view “for ...

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The Austrian, who is known to have been outspoken in his views during his long tenure as advisor to Dietrich Mateschitz, believed that exposing his drivers to coronavirus now would help make them immune in the future when the racing season got going again.<br>Speaking in a video interview with Austrian television station ORF, Marko said: "We have four Formula 1 drivers, and eight or 10 ...

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Leclerc will head into his third F1 season in 2020, having taken two wins and seven pole positions in his first campaign as a Ferrari driver last year.<br>He had remained unsigned by an F1 team in the early years of his junior career until 2016, before taking back-to-back championships in GP3 and F2 after joining the Ferrari junior programme.<br>Marko has no regrets about the current state of the ...

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Verstappen has just signed a long-term deal that will keep him at the Red Bull Formula 1 outfit until the end of 2023, with his sights firmly set on winning the world championship.<br>Marko is full of praise for the young Dutchman, who he says has qualities that stretch well beyond his ‘extraordinary driving talent.”<br>In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Marko reflects how on his ...

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The energy drink giant has long placed an emphasis on homegrown talent in signing drivers for its main F1 outfit and the junior team, which will be known in 2020 as AlphaTauri.<br>A shortage of F1-ready drivers in its junior scheme two years ago led to Red Bull signing Brendon Hartley, who had left its programme back in 2010 and had subsequently won the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Endurance ...

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Backed by Red Bull through the entirety of his junior career, Sainz spent just under three full seasons racing for its secondary outfit Toro Rosso in F1, before being loaned to Renault.<br>The French manufacturer opted against retaining the on-loan Sainz for 2019, and Red Bull preferred to promote Pierre Gasly instead of Sainz for the Daniel Ricciardo-vacated seat, which led to Sainz being ...

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Gasly spent the first half of the 2019 season with RBR, logging a best finish of fourth at Silverstone, before being replaced by Alex Albon after the summer break.<br>Marko says that the Frenchman, who took a sensational second place in Brazil, has got his career back on track after his demotion.<br>“He’s recovered, and now we see the real Pierre,” Marko told Motorsport.com. “We always ...

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While the Milton Keynes-based outfit always knew that 2019 would be a transition year on the back of its switch to Honda, the team was also held back by early-season chassis headaches.<br>It took some time to get on top of the impact of front wing regulation changes for this year, and it was not until the Austrian Grand Prix that it was able to unlock the full potential of its car.<br>Red Bull ...

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Last month, Red Bull's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko said a decision on which of its drivers would take the second Red Bull seat in 2020 would be made after this year's Mexico race.<br>But with that event having now passed, Marko has confessed that his original date target was an error because he had not realised at the time that its slot in the calendar had been switched around with the United ...

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With Honda having made good progress this year to take its first wins since returning to F1 in 2015, Marko says the indications point to even better things to come next season.<br>"From the chassis side I think we will be much better prepared than this year," said Marko about 2020 hopes in an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com.<br>"And the development which is going on at Honda makes us ...

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Another difficult weekend for Gasly at the German Grand Prix, which included a crash in practice and a race-ending clash with Alex Albon, has fuelled further speculation about his future with the Milton Keynes-based outfit.<br>His situation has also not been helped by Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat recording a podium finish, meaning Red Bull has an obvious replacement if it needs one.<br><br>Read ...

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Lauda, who was Mercedes’ non-executive chairman, passed away on Monday night aged 70, after battling health issues for almost a year.<br>Red Bull motorsport advisor Marko says he first met his fellow Austrian “around 1968” and the two followed each closely through their racing careers and later when they moved into non-driving roles.<br>“I knew he was not in a good condition, but still ...

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The bet was made during last year's silly season, when then Red Bull driver Ricciardo was considering his future options.<br>He believed that Valtteri Bottas would leave Mercedes, and Marko bet him that the Finn would stay with the Brackley team, which proved to be correct.<br>"He did win €1000," said Ricciardo when asked by Motorsport.com about the bet. "He always wants to bet more – but when ...

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The title-winning squad bagged a podium in the Australian Grand Prix, its first on-track podium in the season opener since 2014, to kick off its new partnership with Honda in encouraging fashion.<br>Max Verstappen finished more than 20 seconds behind Mercedes' race winner Valtteri Bottas, but hailed the result after a tricky start to the weekend.<br>Marko told Motorsport.com that Red Bull's set-up ...

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Ferrari endured a muted season-opening race as its pace-setting pre-season testing form translated into fourth and fifth on the road in Melbourne.<br>The Italian team says it has made "corrections" to what it feels contributed to its weak performance in Australia, and Marko believes it is engine related.<br>Marko told Motorsport.com: "It's quite clear that Ferrari has underperformed. And also ...

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F1’s 2019 changes include simplified front wings and bargeboards in a bid to make it easier for cars to follow, which in turn should lead to closer and better racing. <br>Red Bull were vocal opponents to the decision to push through those changes in May last year, citing a lack of reliable data to support it and the financial impact it would have. <br>Marko told Motorsport.com that while the ...

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Marko sees the team’s form in Mexico, where the altitude put Renault on a par with rivals Mercedes and Ferrari, as a sign of how strong the RB14 chassis is. He’s confident that the Honda power unit, which Red Bull believes is already ahead of Renault, will make the difference next season. Sebastian Vettel currently holds the title of youngest world champion, having secured his first ...

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Last weekend, Toro Rosso's livery was much in evidence among local fans, despite the team's relatively low profile this season. Toro Rosso drivers Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly started sixth and seventh at Honda's home track, hinting at real potential, although ultimately both finished outside the points. "It's very encouraging," Marko told Motorsport.com. "We got so much welcome in ...

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Ricciardo’s move to Renault opened up a seat at the main Red Bull team, which was subsequently handed to Pierre Gasly, in turn freeing up a slot at STR that has now been confirmed as Kvyat’s. Marko says that he had stayed in touch with Kvyat after the Russian was dropped by Red Bull and took up a new role as a Ferrari test and simulator driver. “We have been in contact,” Marko told ... ...

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Ricciardo had been expected to sign a new Red Bull deal prior to F1's summer break but shocked his current team by agreeing to drive for Renault instead. Red Bull claimed to have met all Ricciardo's contract demands, which led team boss Christian Horner to suggest Ricciardo feared being a number two to Max Verstappen. Marko told Austrian broadcaster Servus TV: "I don't understand it. It was ... ...

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McLaren announced on Thursday that the Toro Rosso technical director will be joining the team, although it would not confirm a date.It is understood that McLaren boss Zak Brown was talking to Red Bull about the terms of Key's departure, but those discussions hit a snag when the story emerged in the media, and was subsequently confirmed by the Woking team.It now appears that Red Bull ...

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Verstappen has scored back-to-back podiums in F1 after an incident-packed start to 2018 that included several costly clashes and mistakes.After the French Grand Prix he hit out at the criticism drivers receive for honest errors and referred specifically to the claims he needed to change his style as “nonsense”.Marko told Motorsport.com that Verstappen’s drives in Canada and France w ...

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