Helmut Marko has something of a reputation for for being hard on young talent, but this interview takes it to a whole new level.
During a Q&A session Dr. Helmut Marko was asked a question but instead of taking the microphone when he gave his answer, he simply folded his arms and sat back whilst Max Verstappen held it for him.
Dr. Marko’s answer turned out to be quite long, a fact that Daniel Ricciardo found hilarious as he completely failed to contain his laughter at his teammate’s predicament.
Whilst Ricciardo spent pretty much the whole time laughing (and jumping in with an emergency napkin), Max seemed to find his new job as a microphone stand amusing at first, then a bit awkward, before becoming just plain fed up with it by the end.
Still, at least he’ll probably win the ‘Helmut Marko’s personal assistant of the day’ award.