“Nothing will upset us” – Helmut Marko also admitted Red Bull’s relationship with Mercedes will become tenser after the Hamilton-Verstappen crash at Silverstone.
Red Bull has taken the fight to Mercedes this season, and find itself at the top of both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships. The lead was drastically cut, though, after Max Verstappen crashed out of the British GP, colliding with Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap.
Verstappen was taken to the hospital as a result of a 51G impact, at the same time, Hamilton was celebrating his win at the full-house Silverstone. The entire episode has upset Red Bull, with advisor Helmut Marko claiming the relationship will sour even further.
“The relationship will become even tenser. Put it this way, it was never relaxed. It’s exciting for the spectators. [But] we will behave within fair sporting methods.”
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Red Bull ready to fight and win
Despite this, Marko is confident the team will not give up in their fight to wrest the championships from Mercedes. Hungary is the next stop, where Hamilton has been strong, but expect Red Bull and Max Verstappen to come with all guns blazing.
“Nothing will upset us and we can’t abandon our concept. We know we have a great package with car, driver and chassis.
“We won the sprint [qualifying] with ease and would have also won the main race. This is the second time we have been hit, after the puncture in Baku. But there is no reason to be afraid [in Hungary]. We assume it will be tight, for sure.
“We have proven we are competitive on every race track this year. Silverstone was absolute Mercedes-land, but in the sprint we proved our competitiveness and in the race we would have proven it too.”