Helmut Marko’s Brutally Honest Verdict On Current and Former Red Bull Drivers – WTF1
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Helmut Marko’s Brutally Honest Verdict On Current and Former Red Bull Drivers

We all know by now that Red Bull’s advisor, Helmut Marko, isn’t one to shy away from saying something controversial or being savage with his opinions. This is why we were shook to see he’s given his thoughts on the best and worst qualities of some of the drivers in the Red Bull family to the Red Bulletin.

Seriously, get that popcorn. This is going to be a journey.

ALEX ALBON – ‘TOO NICE’

“Alex is very fast, but I wonder if he’s too nice. He’s a bit like David Coulthard, who everyone likes, but wasn’t tough enough in the end.”

PIERRE GASLY – ‘HE LOOKED FOR EXCUSES’

“He is the team leader and doing incredible things. Like his compatriot Francois Cevert, he is fast, cheeky and devoted to the beautiful things in life.”

However, when talking about his spell at Red Bull, he added: “he looked for excuses instead of tackling his own mistakes.”

MAX VERSTAPPEN – ‘MOST COMPLETE RACING DRIVER’

I mean, is it a surprise that Marko has nothing but praise for the world champ?

“There’s currently no one quicker than him over a single lap,” he added.

DANIEL RICCIARDO – ‘LACKING CONSISTENCY’

“In his first year at Red Bull, he beat Vettel by three wins to nil. Max coming on the scene was a crunch point in his career. Rather than taking up the fight, he wanted to keep his distance. And you know what happened next. That’s too bad.

“He was always nice to work with. His speed is comparable to that of Max, but he’s just lacking that ultimate consistency.”

YUKI TSUNODA – ‘BLOODY FAST’

“[He’s] prone to outbursts of anger, but he is bloody fast, whatever you say. We believe in him and his huge potential. When he isn’t under stress, he’s incredibly funny and likeable. Everyone likes Yuki, even if no one can blow their top quite like he does.”

SERGIO PEREZ – ‘HE WAS IN A POSITIVE MOOD, THEN HE MET MAX’

“He arrived with a win under his belt, and he was in a positive mood. Then he met Max. This led to a certain amount of uncertainty, especially in qualifying.

“He chooses his own hotels and lives within the team with his own advisors. I don’t know exactly what they all do, but they are very nice people.”

SEBASTIAN VETTEL – ‘ULTIMATE USE OF TECHNICAL POSSIBILITIES’

“He made ultimate use of all technical possibilities,” said Marko. “This was also why he ultimately had the upper hand over a talented Mark Webber.”

CARLOS SAINZ – ‘TOXIC ATMOSPHERE WITH MAX’

“It was his bad luck to get Max as a teammate. The atmosphere between the two at Toro Rosso was quite toxic. In the setup we had at the time, I couldn’t see a way of keeping him with us, and so he moved to Renault, McLaren and then on to Ferrari.”

Do you agree with his reviews of each driver? Let us know in the comments below.

9 thoughts on “Helmut Marko’s Brutally Honest Verdict On Current and Former Red Bull Drivers

  • Steve Alfonso says:

    I’m pretty sure they gave up sainz to drop the Renault engine early. I love Checo but I would cut my pinky toe off to see Alonso next to Max for 1 season.

    • Yes but would never happen. All the personality stuff aside the team wouldn’t function with boths sides either vying for top dog status or decrying the unfairness of the team any time they didn’t get the edge, Specifically by Alonso.

      • Brave_Lee_Flea says:

        Alonso has matured, and the Verstappen family are not exactly shy when they think that Max isn’t being treated correctly.

        • Lord Lambert says:

          When has Verstappen ever had anything but preferential treatment? From both Red Bull and the FIA

    • Brave_Lee_Flea says:

      I would cut all of your toes off to see Alonso next to max for one season.
      All of your fingers too. 😁

    • Yeah, Katy is a click bait reporter,
      Sorry but it is true, she lost her editorial credit with me a while ago, I like WTF1, just not these kinds of articles..

      • Muzammil Hussain says:

        Bruh, are you serious? That guy did not praise the person who won four titles for the team, who was one of the best they ever had and you talking about the writer of this article? You got to be kidding me!

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