Mercedes Have Lodged Another New F1 Complaint Against Red Bull: Marko Makes a Startling Revelation

Published 06/18/2021, 7:59 AM EDT
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 talk on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


It is no secret that Red Bull and Mercedes are arch-title rivals. Both teams constantly have a go at each other, filing complaints such as the DAS system by Mercedes last season, RB16B’s flexi wing, and now the Silver Arrows have lodged a complaint regarding Red Bull’s pitstop.

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The advisor for the Milton-Keynes-based outfit, Dr. Helmut Marko feels that the attack from the Silver Arrows on their pit stop seems like warfare.

Red Bull advisor Marko feels the assault on their pitstops by rival Mercedes is like a battle

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Speaking to Rtl.de, Marko said, “We are not going to this level. We are concentrating on absolute racing and want to be optimally positioned there. These background noises go – at least on me without a trace.” (Translated from German via Google)

NUERBURG, GERMANY – OCTOBER 11: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko talk on the grid before the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Marko further stated that the attack by the Brackley-based squad on the team pitstop equipment is like an “aerial action”

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The beef between Wolff and Horner intensifies

Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff feels that their rivals from Milton-Keynes have an unfair advantage as their flexi wings give them more speed but also breach certain rules set by the FIA regarding aerodynamics.

However, Christian Horner feels that Wolff should keep his mouth shut as he has an advantage with the front wing. As quoted from the Autosport, Horner said, “I think if I was Toto with the front wing he’s got on his car, I’d keep my mouth shut.”

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff with Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Now as the rivals prepare for the French Grand Prix, both are hoping to overcome each other. Particularly, Mercedes who are looking to bounce back after their disastrous weekend in Baku will hope they can catch up to the Raging Bulls, who currently lead the championship table.

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Who will come out on top in this team battle? Will it be the seven-time world champions or the team that aspires to be the champion? We are just days away from the French GP? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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