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“He needs rest for the race,” Helmut Marko worried about Max Verstappen’s physical condition ahead of Austrian GP

Helmut Marko has asked fans in Spielberg to give Max Verstappen a bit of breathing space.

Marko Helmut and Max Verstappen

Helmut Marko the Red Bull adviser ahead of the team’s home Grand Prix has asked the fans to give Max Verstappen a bit of space as the Austrian feels his driver needs rest in order to operate at a peak level.

Red Bull did not have the best outing in Silverstone as on one hand, Perez was able to do a decent job by finishing P2 but Verstappen on the other faced some issues with the car that pushed him down the pecking order and he ended up 7th.

However, even after a bad day at the office for the Dutchman, Red Bull still has a decent lead over Ferrari in the Constructors Championship. After the competition of the first 10 rounds of the 2022 season, Ferrari is on 265 points whereas Red Bull has a lead of 63 points on them and is sitting pretty on top with 328 points to their name.

Helmut Marko is looking forward to going back to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg and feels that the fans are going to turn up in huge numbers to support them on all three days of the event.

Helmut Marko

While talking about Spielberg, Marko said, “‘It (Spielberg) lacks the flair of a big city like Singapore a bit, but the drivers love it. They are really hospitable and of course, you have the schnitzel. Except for Hamilton, because he is vegan.”

Helmut Marko wants fans to do their bit at the Red Bull Ring

Red Bull Ring

Helmut Marko is aware that Ferrari is not too far behind them in the Championship and believes that in Austria the home crowd can play a big role in propelling Red Bull towards a great result.

“The growth of F1 is incredible. We had 400,000 fans at Silverstone and with such a race the popularity will only increase further.

The Red Bull Ring will also be packed. I am personally looking forward to this weekend. We just need to make sure that all the attention on Max passes him by a bit so that he can rest for the race.”

Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen

There are just a few days left for the start of the FP1 session in Austria and after having a look at what Marko has said, it is safe to assume that Red Bull is looking to make the most of racing in front of their home fans and wants to bring joy to their faces by doing another spectacular race this season.

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