Red Bull Racing have surely signified their intention to halt the turbo hybrid era domination of Mercedes by snatching their throne. After winning three consecutive races in 2021, it feels like the Austrian team could be on the verge of clinching five consecutive grand prix as the next set of races are to be staged in the Red Bull Ring. Surely this is what is expected by Helmut Marko in the camp after both drivers of his team have been performing brilliantly.
Helmut Marko suggests that Red Bull will be aiming for five consecutive grand prix and show no reason why they could not achieve the same. “The atmosphere in the team is relaxed and we’re looking forward to our home grand prix,” Red Bull’s F1 supremo told Servus TV, as the world of Formula 1 converges on the Red Bull Ring for two consecutive race weekends. And it’s not just because Red Bull is in Austria that has Marko’s spirits up. He also thinks the team could very well keep beating Mercedes.
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“Maybe we’ll make it five in a row,” Marko added, referring to the fact that Sergio Perez won at Baku, while championship leader Max Verstappen won the other two of the three most recent grands prix at Monaco and Paul Richard.
Toto Wolff has been firing barbs at Marko all season, and he most recently turned his attention to Christian Horner, among other things calling the Red Bull team boss a “windbag”.
“I used to have the honour, now Toto is throwing himself at Christian,” Marko smiled.
The atmosphere between the title rivals is unlikely to improve in Austria, with Marko revealing that Red Bull is pushing the FIA to clamp down on the flexibility of Mercedes’ front wing.
“If you are of the opinion that another team is going too far with the regulations and a grey area is now in the red, you have to make the FIA aware of that to clarify,” he told f1-insider.com.