Red Bull’s Marko Names the One Thing Which Can Stop Max Verstappen From Joining Mercedes

Published 03/09/2021, 7:59 AM EST
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing looks on during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Red Bull advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko, has stated the tactics he will use to ensure Max Verstappen, isn’t snatched away by Mercedes. The Dutchman is an exceptional talent behind the wheel since he first entered the grid. Hence Mercedes has monitored Verstappen and hopes he can drive for them in the future.

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However, Helmut Marko stands in between the Silver Arrows, so that they can’t take away Verstappen once his contract is done. The 23-year-old has a contract with the Milton-Keynes-based outfit for another 3 years. However, there is an exit clause in his contract that can be activated.

Both the Mercedes drivers run out of their contract at the end of 2021. Hence, they will look around the grid for potential drivers to replace Hamilton & Bottas going into the future.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing looks on during the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Cooler Runnings event at Station Pier, Port Melbourne ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Marko will protect Red Bull’s talented driver, Max Verstappen

In an interview, Helmut Marko said, “We don’t have to take legal action against Mercedes if they try to snatch Max away from us, We simply have to give Max a car that he can win with and a chance to compete for the world title.

He added, ” If we manage to give Max a title-winning car, then nothing will stand in the way of a future collaboration between him and Red Bull.” (translated via Google)

The Dutchman & the Mexican will give Red Bull a fighting chance

In the upcoming season, Verstappen will feature alongside Sergio Perez on the grid. The two are talented drivers and hope to push for the constructor’s championship in 2021.

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The RB16B looks promising and hope it can deliver on the track by helping the drivers score some points and get some wins. The team remains optimistic as they finished 2nd last year in the constructor’s as their rivals Mercedes won their seventh title.

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The Dutchman has his focus on Red Bull and hopes he can take them to the top in the new year. Verstappen will take to the grid for the opening race in Bahrain, which is set for the 28th of March.

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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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