Helmut Markusthe main advisor for red bullis shorted Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen as a contender for this year’s championship. The holders of P1 and P2 have the right car from the start, putting them ahead of the rest of the field.
When asked who could be the third potential contender for the championship, Marko named McLaren’s Lando Norris. He believes the Brit is a match for both Max and Charles, but there’s only one thing holding him back. Marko as quoted by car and sportscalled, “The only pilot I still see as talented in this league is Lando Norris, but he doesn’t have the best material at the moment,” a subtle altercation with McLaren for not providing Lando with the right car to fight for the championship.
In the past, Marko has dug at many teams. This dig at McLaren is an attempt to combat their inability to build a car as good as either of the top teams ie Ferrari and Red Bull. In a broader sense it can also be a comment on the Mercedes engines, considering they perform poorly early in the season as expected.
Helmut Marko believes Mercedes cannot challenge the top
Mercedes’ start to the season was overwhelming. The mess they have with the porpoises on their hands halts their riders’ progress and keeps them from fighting for the podiums.
The lack of points also prompted Helmut Marko to comment. Saying he only sees Lando Norris as competition for Max and Charles, the Red Bull agent has fired shots at Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, targeting them and banning them from the championship.
Lewis and George are currently 7th and 4th on the drivers’ leaderboard, Charles P1 and Max P2. The arrangement seems odd, especially for Lewis Hamilton, who we’ve seen consistently at the top for almost a decade.
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