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Austrian
27 April 1943 (79)
Rudolf Schoeller (27 April 1902)
Bob Bondurant (27 April 1933)

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8th (1972 Monaco Grand Prix)
6th (1972 French 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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seasons

1971, 1972,

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grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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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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Eight-time grand prix winner Ricciardo will not be racing in F1 next year after his exit from McLaren was confirmed back in August.
The Australian explored some options to remain on the F1 grid, but ultimately turned attention to securing a reserve role for next year with the goal of then returning to racing in 2024.
The potential of a return to Red Bull Racing in a reserve role had been ...

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After missing out on an F1 drive following his 2019 FIA Formula 2 title, De Vries moved to Formula E and won the 2020-21 championship with Mercedes.
His world title, combined with Mercedes test and reserve driver duties, kept him in the frame for a belated F1 move. Then after a standout cameo for Williams at last month's Italian Grand Prix, AlphaTauri moved for the 27-year-old Dutchman to ...

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AlphaTauri announced on Saturday that 2019 Formula 2 champion de Vries will be joining the team for next year, replacing the Alpine-bound Pierre Gasly as Yuki Tsunoda's teammate.
De Vries made his F1 debut as a late stand-in for Alex Albon at Williams in the Italian Grand Prix last month, scoring two points with a run to ninth place.
It helped accelerate talks with AlphaTauri, which had ...

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In the wake of his F1 debut at Monza, the Dutchman has potential opportunities with Alpine and Williams as well as the chance to join the Red Bull camp, but he insists that he is not in a position to choose where he goes.
If he does join AlphaTauri then Pierre Gasly will be released to go to Alpine. If Gasly stays put then De Vries is high on Alpine’s list of possible replacements for ...

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Porsche announced on Friday that its plans to enter 2026 as a 50-50 partner in the Red Bull team had been scrapped after negotiations came to an end. 
Red Bull has always been eager to retain control and was uneasy about Porsche taking shares in the operation, with team boss Christian Horner telling Motorsport.com after the announcement that both sides had a “quite different ...

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Following Oscar Piastri's confirmation at McLaren for 2023 after the F1 Contract Recognition Board's ruling on Friday, Alpine has set its sights on Gasly as a replacement for Fernando Alonso, as revealed by Motorsport.com last week. 
Although Gasly has a contract in place for next year with AlphaTauri and has already been announced, talks have taken place between Alpine and Red Bull about ...

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In an even more unexpected development IndyCar star Colton Herta has been linked with a future at AlphaTauri.
Publicly Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer insists that the Enstone team won’t think about other drivers until the Contract Recognition Board discusses the Oscar Piastri case on Monday.
However, sources suggest that Alpine has already indicated its interest in Gasly to Red ...

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Since making his F1 debut at the start of 2021, Tsunoda has gained a reputation for being very vocal over the radio and often shouting about incidents, leading to quotes such as “traffic paradise” that have since become part of the paddock’s lexicon.
Red Bull advisor Marko oversees all of the marque’s junior drivers, including Tsunoda at AlphaTauri, and said ahead of the Austrian Grand ...

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A super hard task master, Red Bull juniors who don’t make the cut on the way up the racing ladder are quickly dropped.
And even those who make it all the way to Formula 1 race wins are not immune to criticism.
In a fascinating interview that Marko has given with in-house publication the Red Bulletin ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, the Austrian has offered his opinions on those who have ...

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The Austrian Grand Prix, Red Bull's home race, was the scene of its first victory powered by Honda engines in 2019, courtesy of Max Verstappen.
While in 2020 Mercedes proved superior in Spielberg's two races, last year Verstappen won both the Styrian and Austrian Grand Prix at the venue from pole position.
When asked why Verstappen and Red Bull are so strong in Austria, Red Bull advisor ...

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Tsunoda struggled at Red Bull's sister team AlphaTauri in his 2021 debut season, but the brand continued investing in him by relocating him to Italy closer to the team's Faenza factory and it extended his stay in F1 for a second season.
While Tsunoda has shown some improvement during a sophomore year in which his team has found it harder to keep up with its midfield rivals, the ...

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Max Verstappen scored his sixth victory of the 2022 season in the Canadian Grand Prix last Sunday, opening up a 46-point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship.
It marked Red Bull’s sixth win in a row and seventh in the nine races so far this year, giving it a commanding lead at the top of the constructors’ championship.
The turnaround for Verstappen’s fortunes has been rapid ...

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In the wake of a push from a number of drivers, including Mercedes duo George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, asking the FIA to help address the extreme bouncing on safety grounds, the governing body moved into action ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.
It issued a technical directive revealing plans to impose a vertical oscillating metric that would force teams to limit the bouncing of ...

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Although Mercedes – eight-time consecutive constructors’ champions – is currently 101 points behind leaders Red Bull after seven races, Marko still regards it as “dangerous” due to the quick lap times its cars have occasionally been able to unleash.
Red Bull’s points leader Max Verstappen is 41 points clear of the top Mercedes driver, George Russell, and 75 ahead of Lewis Hamilton ...

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One-time grand prix winner Gasly has a deal with AlphaTauri until the end of 2023, and said earlier this year that 2022 was probably his final chance to show he deserved to be promoted back to Red Bull, having been dropped to AlphaTauri during the 2019 season.
Since returning to AlphaTauri, Gasly has grown as a driver and has led the Faenza-based squad capably. He scored his maiden F1 win with ...

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Leclerc has held an edge over Sainz throughout the first two race weekends of the year, with the Monegasque driver having found the right driving style and setup for the new 2022 cars.
After a 2021 campaign where there was little to separate Leclerc and Sainz, Red Bull had been counting on the two drivers taking points away from each other.
Speaking to Motorsport.com’s sister site ...

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F1's new technical regulations for 2022 resulted in a weight increase from 752kg to 795kg, caused by the new 18-inch wheels and improved safety features on the chassis.
But teams have been struggling to meet the minimum weight target, partly due to the use of heavier than expected standard parts such as wheel covers. It has caused some to resort to stripping back paint on their liveries in a ...

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Gasly has been backed by Red Bull through the majority of his racing career, and graduated to F1 with its sister team, Toro Rosso, at the end of 2017.
The Frenchman was promoted to the senior Red Bull Racing operation for 2019, only to be demoted back to Toro Rosso just 12 races into the season after struggling to match teammate Max Verstappen for pace.
But Gasly has flourished since ...

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Verstappen ran second through the opening stint of the race in Bahrain, dropping almost four seconds behind race leader Charles Leclerc before pitting at the end of lap 14.
Leclerc responded by pitting one lap later, but Verstappen had managed to close the gap, leading to a tight wheel-to-wheel battle between the two drivers for the next few laps.
Verstappen pitted earliest again at the ...

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Title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were caught up in multiple incidents last Sunday in Jeddah that led to the stewards handing Verstappen two penalties.
After being told to give Hamilton a position back after an off-track pass earlier in the race, Verstappen was later hit with a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage when defending the ...

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Lewis Hamilton took victory after a number of incidents with Verstappen that saw both drivers air complaints over team radio about their title rival.
The most notable incidents came in wheel-to-wheel fights between the two drivers. Verstappen twice ran Hamilton deep at Turn 1, and was asked to give the position back on both occasions. He received one five-second time penalty for gaining an ...

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Verstappen currently leads Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton by 12 points as the 2021 season heads into the final five races.
Marko cites the examples of the British, Azerbaijan and Hungarian Grands Prix as examples that Verstappen should be further ahead in the standings.
The Red Bull driver retired from the British GP while leading after contact with Hamilton, who went on to win the race ...

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The Mexican has had a rollercoaster season for Red Bull so far. The highlight of his campaign was his victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but there have also been some frustrating times too.
At the start of the season Perez said he was a fan of the way Marko was brutally honest with him about his performances.
And although the year has been tougher than he originally anticipated, Perez ...

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Hamilton and Verstappen clashed at Copse corner on the opening lap at Silverstone as they fought for the lead, with the Red Bull driver being pitched hard into the barriers.
Although the race stewards ruled that Hamilton was to blame for the incident and handed him a 10-second time penalty, a furious Marko believes a tougher sanction is justified.
Speaking to Sky Germany, Marko said the ...

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Red Bull Racing is expected to confirm Sergio Perez for next year, so there is no opening at the senior outfit for Gasly to return.
Gasly is therefore set to stay at AlphaTauri and the Frenchman says his discussion with Marko gave him some reassurance about the Faenza team’s future.
“We talked in Austria actually, we had a very good lunch together,” he said when asked by Motorsport.com ...

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