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Austrian
27 April 1943 (75)
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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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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After several feisty moments between the two Red Bulls, who raced closely throughout the F1 race in Baku, they both retired on the spot after Ricciardo ran into the back of Verstappen on the brakes for Turn 1.When asked for his reaction to the incident, Marko told Sky Sports: "We let the drivers race and then they are doing that. Unbelievable. Both were wrong."It was a racing ...

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Verstappen had benefitted from the safety car period triggered by a clash between the Toro Rosso drivers to switch to soft tyres and attack his medium-shod rivals in the latter part of the race.However, an overoptimistic move on Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel ended with the duo making contact and spinning.As a result, Verstappen was handed a 10-second penalty which relegated him to ...

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The French, in only his seventh Formula 1 race, gave the Toro Rosso-Honda package its first points of the season with a sensational drive to fourth.It was the best result for the Honda engine since it returned to the sport in 2015.Gasly had started from fifth on the grid following Toro Rosso's "huge step forward" from Melbourne, but Marko admitted today's result came as a ...

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Appearing together in a show on Austrian broadcaster Servus TV, Lauda said that Mercedes “never talked” to Verstappen about switching teams, and that Red Bull’s rush to re-sign the Dutchman caused it to pay more than it needed to.Red Bull swooped to sign Verstappen up to a long-term contract before Austin, amid fears that Mercedes could try to lure him away.Speculation about such a ...

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Kvyat was dropped from the Red Bull driver programme and Toro Rosso before the end of this year.After initially being replaced by Gasly for the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix, he was brought back for the United States race when Carlos Sainz moved to Renault early but was then released ahead of the Mexican GP.Asked by Motorsport.com if he thought Kvyat had more talent than Gasly ...

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Hartley got a surprise Toro Rosso chance for this weekend's United States Grand Prix at Austin, with Carlos Sainz released to join Renault early and Pierre Gasly fighting for the Super Formula title at Suzuka following a two-race stint as Daniil Kvyat's replacement.Red Bull backed Hartley's early single-seater career, which included a Formula Renault Eurocup title and third place in ...

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Reigning GP2 champion Pierre Gasly, 21, made his grand prix debut with Toro Rosso in Malaysia, replacing Daniil Kvyat.The Frenchman will retain the seat in Japan this weekend and is expected to drive for the team in 2018 as well.Marko has given a clear hint that confirmation of Gasly's 2018 seat at Toro Rosso is imminent and he made it clear that the company remains committed to ...

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The Austrian's claims come on the heels of Red Bull's most successful race of the year - the Malaysian Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen stormed to victory and Daniel Ricciardo took third.Marko acknowledged that Red Bull's two drivers benefited from a troubled weekend for Ferrari, but suggested that the Milton Keynes team could have won anyway.“Ferrari had problems,” he told ...

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