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2018-02-19 18:37:40

Red Bull Maybe in 2019 we will use Honda engines

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko does not exclude that in 2019, his team will switch to Honda powerplant.This year, with Japanese mechanics working as a Junior team Toro Rosso. From the results of this work depends on the decision by Red Bull to be adopted in mid-summer.Helmut Marko "so far we are very surprised by the capabilities of the Honda, as well as their devotion and enthusiasm.I think they realized their mistakes. So far, based on the test stands, the engine is reliable. I think by mid season the engine will be able to reach the level of Renault.The rules have changed, so you need to declare what engine you want to use next year this summer. We will carefully analyze and then make a decision. Maybe in 2019 we'll use the Honda".

2018-01-29 11:54:06

Red Bull Alonso has put Honda in a bad light

Red Bull Alonso has put Honda in a bad light

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the Honda mechanics are unable to cope with the task, due to the limitations of criticism of McLaren and Fernando Alonso.Helmut Marko "Honda Mechanics has made significant progress in recent years. Perhaps they have already reached the level of Renault.When they worked with McLaren, they had to compromise due to certain limitations of the machine. At the same time Alonso did everything possible to put Honda in a bad light.".

2018-01-27 16:24:04

Max Verstappen Helmut Marko like a father to me

Max Verstappen Helmut Marko like a father to me

He sat down on a tree stump.Max Verstappen has told that perceives sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko as his second father.Max Verstappen "Helmut is a second father for me, and I think he also sees himself in relation to me. He always wants the best for me, and he sees everything, does not miss any details.If I show good results, he's happy. He is honest with me, and when I'm doing something wrong, then he told me this plainly says".

2018-01-11 14:04:04

Helmut Marko I'm happy for Kvyat

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko commented on the Ferrari contract with Daniel Cuatom and once again reminded that to expect to return to Red Bull Russian is not necessary.Helmut Marko "I'm happy for Kvyat. As far as I know, in a Ferrari it will work on the simulator and help Vettel and Raikkonen in preparation for the new season.But the doors in the Red Bull closed to him - this is what we made it pretty clear. Of course, never say never, but right now it's just no".

2018-01-04 11:34:03

Helmut Marko I'm impressed by the capabilities of Honda

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko admitted that he is impressed by the capabilities of Honda.Helmut Marko "I'm very impressed with the opportunities that they have, and their determination to win. We are talking about is to put it all together, and we believe that this moment will come sooner than everyone expects.We'll be watching very carefully the events of 2018"This year, Honda mechanics will work with Junior team Toro Rosso.

2018-01-01 17:54:03

Helmut Marko Work on the new engines going in the right direction

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that negotiations on new engines for the season-2021 going in the right direction.Helmut Marko "it Seems that the situation is developing in the right direction. It is clear that things can't stay the same as it is now. The rules are too complex for understanding and implementation. Yes, the engine should be king, but the current rules are not able to give us what they should give. I am sure that in 2021, things will change for the better. At least all this goes.Of course, I also share the point of view of Toto, because if he loses his engine, he will lose most of their benefits. So he's fighting for his version of the rules. How will it end I think we will get a more technically simple engines, less expensive but more noisy. We are moving to this".

2017-12-31 14:14:05

Helmut Marko We could take the second place in the championship

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes that his team managed to achieve second place in the team standings of season 2017.Helmut Marko "It's the circumstances, or luck. We had more than ten gatherings Imagine that This outstanding achievement speaks for itself. Without this fact we would be able to achieve second place in the team standings.The beginning of the season was unsuccessful. We had problems with the correlation data, which forced us to start the season with an uncompetitive chassis. We could change it to the European part of the championship. In Barcelona and in Budapest we had a competitive chassis. I'm even willing to go further, saying that sometimes we had an outstanding chassis".

2017-12-27 16:44:03

Helmut Marko We can sell Hartley as a young pilot

Helmut Marko We can sell Hartley as a young pilot

Traditionally in the Toro Rosso invite young pilots, as a rule, from the youth program of Red Bull, but at the end of this year, the pilot team was the 28-year-old Brendon Hartley, the two-time champion of endurance racing.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "I can say that the approach of Red Bull is different, so why we don't have to be an experienced beginner We had no suitable young pilots, and we decided to look around.Actually, Brandon looks like twenty years, so we can still sell him as a young pilot Yes, the invitation of Brandon did not match our rules, but we are happy with the results.

2017-12-25 11:54:03

Helmut Marko No separation of rooms

Helmut Marko No separation of rooms

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team will not be split by numbers in the following season.Helmut Marko "I don't make max a favorite, but it is worth noting that in qualifying he was faster partner.He had seven retirements in the season the guy had a difficult time. His morale was dropping, which was a real test for him and serious training. Now he has become a stronger pilot, and his two victories are proof of that.But we will not have the separation of the pilots by the numbers. Both will have the status of the first pilot. They should solve, who from them faster, and I will always love more than the fast ones".

2017-12-24 13:14:03

Helmut Marko about Toro Rosso

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said about his attitude to a subsidiary of the Toro Rosso team.Helmut Marko "Toro Rosso started the season quite strongly. Then they are faced with incredible problems of reliability - it was really incredible Also from the point of view of development of the machine they went the wrong way. They are now focused on next season and collaboration with Honda. Since the announcement of the all their efforts were directed to work with the Japanese.The pilots All the pilots with whom the team began the season left. Sainz went to Renault. Kvyat left, so the Toro Rosso had to restart in the middle of the season with two new pilots. I think, given the circumstances, Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley really good job. And the good news is that Brandon no longer need to switch attention between Porsche and Formula 1, so I'm sure that next season from Toro Rosso are very good pilots".

2017-12-23 13:34:08

Team managers are protecting the girls on the grid

Team managers are protecting the girls on the grid

The leaders of the Formula 1 teams came to the defense of the girls working on the grid in the days of racing weekends.The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne "Girls on the grid has always been an integral part of Formula 1. So it has been for many years. I think Ross Brawn is a more complex and important things that need to be taken care of."Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda "I agree that women's rights need to be protected. We are already thinking to give them the opportunity to compete in Formula 1. But why would they ban to stand on the starting grid"Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko "I just can't imagine the starting grid with no girls.In America, the girls appear before, during and after each race, game, half, so I don't see why it can't be in Formula 1. I think we have other problems. And not girls".

2017-12-23 13:24:06

Red Bull is preparing to win the first race

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that next year the challenge is to fight for victory from the first race.Helmut Marko "We have noticed a trend that we earn more points in the second half of the season. For many years the philosophy of the Adrian Newey was to represent the car as late as possible, but the following year we changed the approach.Now we are behind schedule by two weeks compared to last year. If the engine is reliable, we will be able to fight in the leading group from the first race of the season.

2017-12-16 12:34:04

Helmut Marko, Kvyat is blown

Helmut Marko, Kvyat is blown

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Daniil Kvyat has great potential, but because of the problems the Russians just burned out mentally.Helmut Marko "Daniel is a talented pilot. Unfortunately, in Formula 1 he showed his capabilities in the first years in the Toro Rosso and Red Bull, and then he began to take. He had problems with tires and brakes that was not Riccardo.He has lost his speed, he's just burned out mentally. We much change to return it to its former form, but he would often get into a crash and began to react negatively to criticism. Daniel closed in himself, he wanted nothing to discuss.I remember how Daniel performed in GP3, his incredible race in Spa and Monza. In 2014, Toro Rosso with failing brakes he was fighting with Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari. But not enough to spend a few good races".

2017-12-14 14:44:03

Helmut Marko Sirotkin faster Kubica

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko, commenting on the situation with the candidates for a place in Williams, said that Sergey Sirotkin on the tests in Abu Dhabi was faster than Robert Kubica.Helmut Marko "Sirotkin was faster. In addition, he has 15 million dollars, and Kubica this sponsorship package can not boast.However, Williams will not be an experienced pilot. They don't seem to want to move forward".

2017-11-28 10:44:03

Herman Tilke defends his track in Abu Dhabi

The architect of the racing tracks of the Formula 1 Herman Tilke defended its track in Abu Dhabi after a frankly boring the final stage of the season 2017. Previously, some pilots and team leaders criticized the Yas Marina.Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said after Sunday's race "It was one of the most boring races I can remember.Hamilton was probably faster than Bottas, but Max was faster than Raikkonen, but as soon as they came close, there was nothing I could do. We need to think about more interesting tracks for the championship.Lewis Hamilton agreed "I think they should change this track".Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff agrees "the Race was not very impressive. The championship is over and it plays a role, but with the new rules, these cars are incredibly difficult to overtake".Herman Tilke "In this race faster cars were ahead more slow, so overtaking was not, but it's certainly not the fault of the track. But we will discuss this in the future.I already have some ideas about changing a rotation that probably will have a big effect".

2017-11-14 12:54:05

Red Bull tries to calm the Toro Rosso

A big scandal broke out in the paddock after Toro Rosso and Renault exchanged mutual accusations. According to the Italian team, Renault specifically sabotaging the work of the stables, as from next year, Toro Rosso goes into the mill Honda.The Toro Rosso statement "do Not forget that the team is fighting with Renault for the constructors' championship. As he said himself Cyril abiteboul, our problems may not be just coincidence."In defense of the Renault acted as a sports consultant to senior team Red Bull Helmut Marko "As usual, at the end of a long season seething emotions in full force. But it is important for us to work with Renault without conflict is a valuable relationship and they will remain. We believe that the engine supplier is fair in its work in relation to all its partners".

2017-11-11 09:54:04

Toro Rosso may miss Abu Dhabi

Toro Rosso may miss the stage in Abu Dhabi. The team may not be enough spare parts to prepare two cars for the final race of the season.According to Auto Motor und Sport, powerplant on machines Toro Rosso recently broke down so often that it has ended the stock of items prepared by the specialists of Renault until the end of the season. In the end we have to transfer parts from one machine to another, especially for turbine modules and MGU-H. Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull even made a joke on this subject "Now Toro Rosso resemble a store of spare parts for used cars".Jokes aside, the Renault has already admitted that will not have time to prepare a new power plant to Abu Dhabi.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "Preparation of these items requires a lot of time. Two weeks is not enough".In the senior Red Bull team also problems begin. So, on the car of Daniel ricciardo set the turbine that was previously used factory team Renault.Meanwhile, experts note that the problems the Toro Rosso with engines related to the fact that they ignore the demands of the engineers of Renault. I wonder how they will work next year with the Honda DIY.

2017-11-07 11:34:05

Helmut Marko Our pilots will be able to fight for the title

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko is confident that his riders will be able to fight for the title in the coming years.Helmut Marko "max and Daniel has the talent and the speed to fight for the title. They have everything to become Champions, but there's only worthy equipment. They can stay ahead of Lewis in a straight fight in equal machinery.Our goal is to provide pilots with a good technique, and then will begin the fight on equal terms. Most importantly, we know what can, and know that our pilots".

2017-11-01 17:24:03

Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault against the new engines

Representatives of car manufacturers represented in Formula 1, opposed the design of the engines proposed by the FIA for use from 2021.Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault believe that the new engines are radically different from those used now. As a result, the mechanics will have to work simultaneously on two projects to finalize the current engines, and develop new, respectively, will lead to a substantial increase in costs.Honda neutrally responded to the proposed concept. Obviously, Japanese and so each year starts with a clean slate, so they don't care what kind of engine to develop.But for the new regulations are in companies that are not yet represented in Formula 1 Porsche, Audi, Cosworth, Ilmor, Aston Martin is one of these companies can become a partner of Red Bull.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "Personally, we like this engine".

2017-10-26 16:34:03

Kvyat put out the door immediately after the finish of the race in the United States

Daniil Kvyat will no longer be in the Toro Rosso. As it became known, this decision the Russians found out right after the finish of the race in Austin.Edition Motorsport reports that Kvyat was literally turned out of doors immediately after racing - Helmut Marko asked Daniel as soon as possible to leave the circuit. He didn't even have time to say goodbye to the team where he spent several years. This suggests that the decision on the composition of teams for the remainder of the race was made even before the United States Grand Prix.

2017-10-25 12:44:05

Daniil Kvyat will be back in the Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat will be back in the Toro Rosso

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Daniil Kvyat this year, never sit behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso.Helmut Marko "Kvyat will be back in the Toro Rosso. I don't think it will happen. The rest of the season in the Toro Rosso will be Extinguished and Hartley. After Abu Dhabi we'll see."This year Kvyat spent in the Toro Rosso 15 races and earned 5 points. His team-mate Carlos Sainz brought the team 48 points.

2017-10-25 11:34:04

Daniel ricciardo stares at Mercedes in 2019

Daniel ricciardo stares at Mercedes in 2019

It is believed that one of the reasons why Red Bull was so keen to extend the contract with max Verstappen until 2020, is that Daniel ricciardo, in the words of Helmut Marko, looking for a new team for the season 2019.28-year-old Ricardo not deny this, stating that would like to go to Ferrari.Daniel ricciardo "I always ask about Ferrari, but I have the impression that interest not from the Ferrari and from the fans or media.If I negotiate with another team, then one of the first questions I would like to touch on equal terms with a partner.If someone will say "We sign the contract, but you will need to support your teammate" - I sign this contract I will not.Obviously, I had a chance against SEB, and I had this chance with max. Although Lewis in his Prime, I would like to challenge him".

2017-10-22 16:14:03

Carlos Sainz Thank you Marco that he chose Kvyat

In late 2013, sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko had to choose between Daniel Cuatom and Carlos Sainz. In total Kvyat made his debut in the Toro Rosso in the season-2014 and science a year later. Now Carlos thanks to Marco for making the four years ago did not choose it.Carlos Sainz "actually, I am very grateful to Marco for the fact that in 2013 he chose Kvyat. This angered me and I wanted to prove that I can succeed. That decision changed my mentality, my approach to racing.Because of this, I became a strong pilot. I will always be grateful to Marco for making the decision".

2017-10-12 10:04:03

Toto Wolff Jos - old friends

Toto Wolff Jos - old friends

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff confirmed that Suzuka met with Jos Verstappen.Toto Wolff "I've always had a good relationship with Jos, even when Max was not yet close to Formula 1.I've heard that Helmut Marko bluntly said, well, we all do, that stealing other people's pilots. I heard that only Red Bull has the "balls" to give young pilots the opportunity to prove themselves, in contrast to Ferrari and Mercedes.But honestly, here at Mercedes, we are thinking with their heads and not "balls".

2017-10-11 17:34:05

Sebastian Buemi is unable to become a pilot Toro Rosso

Sebastian Buemi is unable to become a pilot Toro Rosso

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the ex-pilot Toro Rosso Sebastian Buemi will not be able to return to the team next season, replacing there Carlos Sainz, because it stands in the championship of the sport prototypes WEC for Toyota.Helmut Marko "Buemi raced for the team Toyota. Don't think the Honda will be too happy about this".Meanwhile, Buemi may hold one race this season, substituting for the United States Grand Prix Pierre went Out.The last time Buemi took part in the Formula 1 race in 2011. Since then, he's listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. In 2014, Sebastian became the champion of WEC in 2015- Formula E.

2017-10-11 10:24:03

Helmut Marko Massa needs to retire

Helmut Marko Massa needs to retire

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes Felipe Massa needs to retire. These words were a consequence of the actions of the Brazilian during the race in Japan, where the Williams driver max Verstappen to prevent the attack of Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the victory.Helmut Marko "max had a chance to attack Hamilton. You can not behave when you are catching up with the leaders. Without that incident, the audience would have seen an incredible sight on the last metres of the race. It would be better if the Mass will go".

2017-10-10 11:24:02

Pierre went Out still not approved to race in Austin

It is not clear whether Pierre went Out to play for Toro Rosso in Austin next week.The representative of Toro Rosso "it's Clear that Daniil Kvyat will definitely be in Austin for our team, but who will be his partner - an open question".Pierre went Out "Until now I have not received any evidence either from Helmut Marko, no Franz Toast about how events will unfold in the next two weeks.I saw some documents that I will be in Austin, but has yet to officially can not say anything until I speak with Marco. I'm interested in both options race in Japan Superformula and the race in Austin.If I fight for the title of Superformula, and then go back to Mexico and finish the season with Toro Rosso - it will be the best option for me.But if I will race in Austin and then the rest of the season with the Italian team, it is also not going to complain. Next week all will be confirmed".

2017-10-09 17:54:03

The composition of the Toro Rosso in the Grand Prix of the USA will be determined on Tuesday

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the pilots Toro Rosso for the upcoming United States Grand Prix will be named on Tuesday.Helmut Marko in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport "it is Not necessary to wrestle. Tuesday will make a decision as to who will sit behind the wheel of the second car Toro Rosso".Behind the wheel of the first car will be back Daniil Kvyat.

2017-10-09 14:34:03

Red Bull calm about Daniel ricciardo

Red Bull admitted that the season-2019, you may have to look for a new pilot to replace Daniel Riccardo.Helmut Marko "my Whole driving life Riccardo was part of the family of Red Bull. What he wants to change something in your life, all is clear. The decision will be made in the first six races of 2018. As for max Verstappen, he is associated with us a contract until the end of 2019.Now we are pleased with the team's form. For the first time in this horrible hybrid era, we caught up with Mercedes and even managed to get ahead of them.It is a huge satisfaction because everyone knows that we have less horsepower. This shows that our development chassis was sensational. Let it be known to our pilots".