“Max is relaxed, Perez a little anxious,” commented Helmut Marko on the condition of his drivers after the “shocking” incident at the Aramco Oil Factory

Max and Sergio
Max and Sergio

Red Bull’s team advisor Helmut Marko recently offered his thoughts on the ongoing crisis in Saudi Arabia and also gave some details on the condition of his drivers ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Helmut Marko quoted on Sky Sports Germany that “Max is relaxed, Perez a little anxious. But if you’re used to living in Mexico City, it’s not very safe there. Now we have the pandemic, a war in Europe and also a missile attack ten kilometers from here. We can’t enjoy it now.”

Helmut Marko emphasized the critical situation in Saudi Arabia after the rocket attack and admitted that the mood in the team was very different than during a race week.

Verstappen and Perez
Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

Helmut believes they won’t be able to enjoy the Grand Prix like they did last season and given the current situation, Helmut has also spoken about Sergio, who is unwell given what happened in Saudi Arabia this Friday feels.

It is very natural for drivers and people in general to worry about things as ‘worry’ is something that is deeply rooted in human nature and it is very difficult for people to fight against it.

Helmut Marko still has a lot to do before today’s qualifying

Helmut Markus
Helmut Markus

Helmut has revealed that Max Verstappen is very relaxed at the moment but the same cannot be said about the other Red Bull driver who is a the edge‘ since the missile attack.

Today is qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and as the two Red Bulls failed to score any points in Bahrain it is very important for the team to have the two Red Bulls on the grid with the fast Ferraris.

red bull
red bull

The Red Bull team cannot afford to slip up in Saudi Arabia as it would further widen the gap between them and the Ferrari team.

Today’s qualifying has the potential to define the Red Bulls season and it will be up to Helmut Marko and the Red Bull team to get the drivers in the mood ahead of the start of today’s qualifying.

Also read: “Saudi Arabia is currently the safest place you can be,” is Toto Wolff’s assessment of the ongoing crisis ahead of the F1 Grand Prix “Max is relaxed, Perez a little anxious,” commented Helmut Marko on the condition of his drivers after the “shocking” incident at the Aramco Oil Factory

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