“They have also marked our pit stop material as illegal”– Helmut Marko has decided to focus only on racing amidst constant Mercedes objections.
Helmut Marko claims that he is tired of constant mind games by Mercedes in the wake of intensified title race between his side and the Brackley based team.
Marko’s recent anger against Mercedes comes after the latter has reportedly complained about Red Bull’s pit stop and called it illegal, at least that is what claimed by Marko.
“Now they have also marked our pit stop material as illegal,” Marko told Germany’s RTL, revealing that Mercedes aren’t happy with the equipment being used by Red Bull.
“That is also all hot air,” he said, referring back to the recent war of words regarding the Flexi-wing saga, which appears to have ended with the FIA’s introduction of new, more stringent rear wing tests.
“So we concentrate on racing and we want to be optimally prepared for that. We do not concern ourselves with these peripheral matters. The uncertainty that Mercedes has shown, the psychological war they are waging, that says enough. Max [Verstappen] has said it before but we let ourselves speak on the track.”
Mercedes is nervous
With Mercedes constantly pointing fingers at Red Bull, even on trivial matters, Marko claims that Mercedes is nervous about the Milton-Keynes-base team’s success.
“Yes, Mercedes is nervous,” he said. “You can tell by their reaction, but we are not stooping to their level. We continue to focus on real things. The whole rear wing story was also just a storm in a teacup.”
Both teams are set to vie against each other in the Paul Ricard circuit; currently, Red Bull leads the championship with a significant margin and would be expecting to extend the lead.