Marko Offers Massive Update on Red Bull’s Home F1 Race in Big Boost to Beating Mercedes

Published 05/30/2021, 5:51 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Red Bull are set to receive a big boost to their title ambitions with crowds the size of 39,000 to appear at the two races in Austria. The team’s advisor, Dr Helmut Marko, inadvertently confirmed the news. The presence of fans at the team’s two home races could spur Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez all the more as they aim to bring glory back to the Milton Keynes-based outfit.

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Speaking to Formel1.de, Marko revealed how such large crowds could be safely accommodated into the circuit. He said (translated via Google), “The grandstands are equipped with their own entrances and exits. That means that each stand is a unit of its own and nobody comes into contact with each other.”

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA. Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko and Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul. Formula One Grand Prix of Austria. Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Usually a total of 3,000 spectators have been granted permission to attend an outdoor even in the country. But using the aforementioned trick, the seating at the track can be divided into 13 sectors. Therefore, a crowd the size of 39,000 can watch the action as it unfolds on the track. Ticket sales have already begun for the two races.

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Red Bull advisor believes that the safety aspect will be at its best in Austria

Marko believes that the authorities will do their best to ensure the safety of the fans who come to attend the event. Therefore, he is sure of large numbers turning up to cheer the home team.

Formula One F1. Spanish Grand Prix. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen crosses the line to finish in second place Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

He said, “What a great organization we can do in a very effective way – also with test certificates, examinations and whatever is stipulated by the authorities or the ministry. I therefore assume that there is one will provide a decent audience.

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While having fans will be a big psychological boost, Red Bull need to be wary that they don’t lose the plot in the title race before the two home races. The Milton Keynes-based outfit will need to demonstrate consistency. They’ll need to eliminate errors if they want to push Mercedes all the way.

After a successful race in Monaco, Red Bull will want to win again in Baku and put some distance between themselves and the Silver Arrows. However, Mercedes themselves will want to bounce back in style. They had a race to forget last weekend, exiting the country with just 7 points added.

Who’ll take home the bragging rights in Azerbaijan? Only time will tell.

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Ronan Carvalho

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Ronan Carvalho is senior F1 author for Essentiallysports. Ronan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xavier's College.

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