Lewis Hamilton has found an unlikely ally in his battle with the FIA's Mohammed Ben Sulayem over the new jewellery clampdown. The new FIA president says drivers like Hamilton, who are openly dissenting against having to remove body jewellery including rings and piercings, will have to comply or face hefty penalties.
RED BULL are closing in on Ferrari in the title race. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has hit back at Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto after the Italian claimed that his side were unable to compete with the number of upgrades the Prancing Horse had been making so far this season.
Dr Helmut Marko says it's "nonsense" that Red Bull is already blasting through its limited allocation of money for car development in 2022. His denial comes as the total peace between reigning champion Max Verstappen's team and that of championship leader Charles Leclerc's Ferrari ends.
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has hit back at Mattia Binotto’s claim that they could be facing a Formula 1 cost cap crisis caused by the speed at which their car is being developed, and has taken a dig at the iffy form of Carlos Sainz in the process.
RED BULL have overcome reliability issues to better Ferrari in recent races. Ferrari's Mattia Binotto and Red Bull's Helmut Marko have clashed over comments about the latter's expenditure on developments so far this season. The two teams are tussling at the front of the F1 grid, but while Ferrari currently have the edge in the drivers' and constructors' standings, Red Bull have flaunted their power in recent races.
Dr Helmut Marko insists Ferrari has nothing to worry about in terms of Red Bull breaching this year's budget cap. Mattia Binotto, the team boss at Ferrari, admitted after a second consecutive defeat in Miami that Red Bull's rapid pace of development has been a surprise in the context of the limited spending.
It has been a civil head-to-head so far, but tension could be starting to heat up between 2022 title protagonists Red Bull and Ferrari. Dr Helmut Marko has said the battle is much more civilised than Red Bull's 2021 clash with Mercedes - but then a story about a supposedly 'illegal' floor being used by Ferrari in the recent Imola tyre test cropped up.
Max Verstappen secured a third win of the season in Miami to chip away at Charles Leclerc's lead at the top of the championship but has been issued a warning by Helmut Marko Red Bull chief Helmut Marko has warned Max Verstappen that he must deliver 'under difficult circumstances' following his triumph in the maiden Miami Grand Prix.
MAX VERSTAPPEN picked up his third win of the F1 season in Miami but has further challenges ahead. Red Bull chief Helmut Marko has warned Max Verstappen that he has to be able to “deliver under difficult circumstances” if he wants to win successive world championship titles.
Struggles as an also-ran and a serious challenge from young team-mate George Russell are making this a fraught year for seven-time champion This is becoming a season of mounting indignity for Lewis Hamilton. As if it were not galling enough that he has found himself eclipsed by his younger team-mate, or that Helmut Marko has accused him of being a diminished force, he has spent most of a sun-kissed week in south Florida talking in euphemisms about why one of his body piercings could not physically be removed.
‘I take it as fuel’ - Lewis Hamilton vows to prove doubters wrong after Helmut Marko retirement jibe
Lewis Hamilton has insisted the critics are only making him “stronger” as he looks to bounce back from a disappointing start to the Formula One season. Red Bull boss Helmut Marko was among a number of figures in F1 who took aim at Hamilton after last month’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, in which the seven-time champion finished 13th.
Red Bull Racing chief Helmut Marko has refused to rule out the possibility of Max Verstappen joining Mercedes to replace Lewis Hamilton at some point in the future, but says ‘a lot would have to happen’ for the sensational switch to come off. World champion Verstappen signed a Red Bull contract extension in March which is set to keep him with the Milton Keynes-based squad until 2028, but Marko subsequently revealed that the deal contains an unspecified ‘exit clause’ which could allow the Dutchman to leave earlier.
Red Bull’s Helmut Marko has said that he feels only Lando Norris is as good as Max Verstappen when it comes to driver talent on the current Formula 1 grid. The Dutch world champion is looking to defend his crown this year in 2022, and certainly has a chance providing his car does not suffer any more reliability issues.
Lewis Hamilton snub as Red Bull chief claims Brit Lando Norris is only driver in same league as F1 champ Max Verstappen
LEWIS HAMILTON has been dealt another blow by Formula 1 chief Helmut Marko. Last month the outspoken German incredibly claimed Hamilton should have RETIRED after the Abu Dhabi controversy that saw him denied the F1 title. Now Marko has written off Hamilton's title chances this season saying he is some way off his big rivals - but reckons compatriot Lando Norris could make a charge.
MAX VERSTAPPEN is embroiled in a title battle with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc this season, but chances of a future move to one of the team's biggest rivals seem slim. Max Verstappen will not sign for Mercedes even if Red Bull produce a bad car, according to Helmut Marko.
Adrian Newey thinks wind tunnels should be banned from Formula 1. That is despite the fact that the team he designs F1 cars for - Red Bull - has joined McLaren and Aston Martin in deciding to build a brand new tunnel. "We are in the approval phase," Dr Helmut Marko told Auto Motor und Sport.
Dr Helmut Marko has named who he believes is the "only driver" now in Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc's league in Formula 1. Red Bull's reigning world champion Verstappen, and his 2022 challenger Leclerc, are the clear dominant forces as the all-new regulations era begins.
RED BULL advisor Helmut Marko has ignored both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. Helmut Marko claims Lando Norris is the only driver he can see being a potential threat to Max Verstappen or Charles Leclerc for the Formula One world championship this season. The Red Bull advisor has completely disregarded Mercedes duo George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.
Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko appears to have ruled out the prospect of either Lewis Hamilton or Sergio Perez winning this season’s Formula 1 world championship. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and current title holder Max Verstappen have taken a pair of victories each in the opening four rounds of the season so far, with the Monegasque holding a 27-point advantage thanks to the retirements in Bahrain and Australia which cost the Dutchman two likely second-place finishes, and Marko believes nobody else in the field will challenge the duo for the crown this season.
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko took aim at Lewis Hamilton after his difficult weekend at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying he "should have stopped" after last season Ex-F1 driver John Watson has told Red Bull that taking digs at Lewis Hamilton is not a good look after Helmut Marko mocked the seven-time world champion.