Tag Archive: Dr Helmut Marko

Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Struggling Vettel gets new engineer for 2015

Struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel will get a new race engineer for the 2015 season.

2014-07-19 - 99024 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel This year defending his fourth consecutive drivers’ title, the German has notably struggled in 2014 alongside new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Wolff ‘advised’ Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes came close to signing up F1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, the 16-year-old Dutchman and his father-manager Jos went with Red Bull’s famous driver programme, after Dr Helmut Marko promised him a race seat for 2015 at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Sainz jr on hold after Verstappen signing

“Red Bull wants to support me and are trying to find a solution, even for next year” – Sainz.

Carlos Sainz In the wake of Max Verstappen’s signing, life goes on for two other drivers who were overtaken by the fresh-faced teenager. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one.

2014-06-07_0087 Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice.
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Aug 19

Red Bull puts future in hands of teenage hopes

Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull.

DSC_0251a The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Friday debut possible for 2015 rookie Verstappen

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1′s youngest ever race driver next year.

IMG_6178 The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso driver line-up

“We are happy to welcome Max into the Toro Rosso family” – Franz Tost 

08 - Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that the newly recruited Red Bull Junior Team member Max Verstappen will drive for the team from the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season, alongside Daniil Kvyat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Verstappen chooses Red Bull over Mercedes

He will remain in European formula 3 for now.

F3 - Max Verstappen Red Bull has confirmed reports that highly-rated teenage rookie Max Verstappen has joined the energy drink company’s driver development programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Verstappen not denying 2015 Toro Rosso debut rumours

Max Verstappen’s father has admitted the 16-year-old might be fast-tracked into formula one with a Toro Rosso race seat.

F3 - 30 Max Verstappen (NLD, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F312 - Volkswagen), Recently, it was thought the young Dutchman, whose meteoric rise from karting to F3 this year caught the notice of the F1 world, had now signed a development deal with Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marko eyes F1 debut for rookie Verstappen

Red Bull may not be giving up on hot talent Max Verstappen.

F3 - Max Verstappen The talented 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, in the midst of a meteoric switch from karting to junior single seaters, recently visited the paddock on the invitation of several formula one teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Red Bull barracking for Lotus’ Renault exit

Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season.

2014-07-06 - 99356 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The Enstone team is having a dismal season of performance and reliability with Renault power, but the likely move to Mercedes is more complex than that. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Hamilton angling for new EUR 90m contract – report

Lewis Hamilton is angling for a pay-rise at Mercedes, the major German newspaper Bild-Zeitung reports.

2014-07-19_0902 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton The big ‘silly season’ rumour in Hungary last weekend was about Hamilton’s silver-coloured seat beyond the end of his 2015 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Marko playing contract poker with Vettel – Lauda

The source of the rumour was undoubtedly Marko.

2014-07-05 - 99033 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Niki Lauda has accused fellow Austrian and F1 rival Dr Helmut Marko of playing games to secure the services of world champion Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel refuses to stamp out Mercedes rumours

The big paddock rumour in Hungary is that Mercedes has made a move to sign Sebastian Vettel.

2014-07-20 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The speculation was even pushed along by Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who suggested rivals like McLaren and Mercedes have indeed made big-money approaches to the German. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Red Bull rivals ‘target’ Vettel – Marko

“Of course they target him,”

2014-06-07_0127 McLaren and Mercedes have targeted Sebastian Vettel, the German magazine Sport Bild reported on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Verstappen says son Max ‘hot’ topic in F1 paddock

Jos Verstappen thinks his son is a “hot” topic in the F1 paddock.

Max Verstappen portrait The Dutchman is perhaps best known for struggling in F1 with a bevy of midfield teams. But his 16-year-old son Max has made an impressive transition from karts to single seaters this year, winning no fewer than 7 races in European F3. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Fric removal ‘will not change much’ – Lauda

“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

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