Red Bull chief Helmut Marko explains Max Verstappen chat after Australian GP fury

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RED BULL boss Helmut Marko granted perception into his chat with Max Verstappen after the world champion suffered one other DNF in Melbourne.

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Purple Bull advisor Helmut Marko has revealed what he mentioned to Max Verstappen after the Dutchman skilled his second engine failure in three races to open the 2022 season. The reigning world champion has solely reached the end line as soon as thus far, successful the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. 

In fact, the 2022 F1 season has up to now belonged to Charles Leclerc and Ferrari, with the Monegasque driver successful the season-opening race in Bahrain in addition to the Australian Grand Prix final trip. Verstappen claimed the win in Saudi Arabia between the 2 occasions, with Leclerc ending second. 

The Dutchman is at the moment 46 factors behind championship chief Leclerc, with Verstappen failing to become familiar along with his new automobile. The dealing with of the 2022 automobile – the RB18 – has made it tougher for Verstappen to reap the benefits of his aggressive driving type. 

Along with this, Purple Bull have struggled immensely with reliability points because the Dutchman has retired in two of the three races. Regardless, Marko believes the world title continues to be a sensible objective given how early it’s within the season – a message he relayed to Verstappen after his disappointment in Melbourne.

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Red Bull chief Helmut Marko explains Max Verstappen chat after Australian GP fury

Helmut Marko spoke to a ‘calmer’ Max Verstappen after he failed to complete in Melbourne (Picture: GETTY)

“I instructed him that we nonetheless have 20 races left with over 500 factors up for grabs with dash races and quickest laps,” Marko instructed “Nothing is misplaced there.”

Final season, Verstappen and Purple Bull loved an exciting season which noticed the Dutchman safe the world championship through which he solely suffered two DNFs – each from collisions with Lewis Hamilton. After struggling technical points in Bahrain and Melbourne, he has already matched final season’s reliability report after simply three races.

Verstappen appeared annoyed at his DNF on the Australian Grand Prix and has performed down his probabilities of retaining the world title in 2022. Nevertheless, Marko has refused to rule out the Dutchman’s probabilities of victory and believes enhancements are coming for Purple Bull.

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Red Bull chief Helmut Marko explains Max Verstappen chat after Australian GP fury

Christian Horner, Helmut Marko, and Max Verstappen are the leaders of Purple Bull’s F1 staff (Picture: GETTY)

“I do not see it that manner,” Marko mentioned when quizzed on the reliability points plaguing Purple Bull’s season. “The 2 defects we had have been of various nature. 

“Along with our engine associate, we’re working tirelessly to forestall this from taking place once more. However mainly two failures in three races are an absolute no-go.”

The 22-race F1 2022 marketing campaign – which is predicted to return to a report 23 races within the close to future as soon as a Russian Grand Prix substitute is discovered – continues with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on April 24.


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