Max Verstappen Helmut Marko Red Bull
Max Verstappen Helmut Marko Red Bull Source: PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has been nothing short of a blessing for Red Bull since he helped the team to win titles again. For eight years on the trot, the Austrian outfit was struggling to beat Mercedes. But those days today look like ancient history. And it all thanks to the dominance of the Dutch superstar. He had to wait a while to win his maiden title since his debut in F1. But once he tasted his first title success in 2021, there has been no stopping him. Max Verstappen went on to dominate the next two seasons, winning three back-to-back Driver’s World Championships.

Now, he is a member of the elite group of the all-time greats with three titles like, Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda, and Jackie Stewart, and so on. Moreover, the hegemony that Red Bull lost to Mercedes back in 2014, finally, they got it back in 2022. The main credit should go to Max Verstappen. He won 34 races in two years. Clearly, that proves how dominant he has been. But it seems like there is a chance that Max and Red Bull might drift apart due to their internal power struggle. Most importantly, when it comes to Christian Horner and Helmut Marko, Verstappen is loyal to the latter.


Max Verstappen Has Been Open About His Loyalty To Helmut Marko

Max Verstappen Helmut Marko Red Bull
Max Verstappen Helmut Marko Red Bull Source: PlanetF1

There were reports after the Saudi Arabian qualifying session suggesting Red Bull is investigating the 80-year-old Austrian based on the question of who is responsible for the media leaks. These leaks were related to the prior investigation of Christian Horner’s case. If the parent company, who heavily backs Horner, eventually fires Helmut Marko, it might be the exit for Max Verstappen from Red Bull as well. After securing his pole position in Jeddah, Max told that he has a lot of respect for the 80-year-old advisor and that he values everything they have achieved together.

Moreover, Max says Helmut Marko has a lot to do with his decision-making forever in the future. His loyalty to Marko and their achievements together goes very far. Max Verstappen noted that the team is aware of his loyalty to the Red Bull advisor. The current triple-time champion mentioned Marko is an important pillar of the team who can’t all of a sudden fall away just like that. Then, it won’t be a good situation for Max either. The Dutchman credits Helmut Marko for building the Red Bull F1 team with Dietrich Mateschitz from the very first day. Also, Max Verstappen pointed out that Marko has always been very loyal to the team. 

Jos Verstappen Saying Horner Is Not Good For Red Bull Made Things More Complicated

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Max Verstappen said the 80-year-old advisor deserves a lot of respect for what he has done with the team all these years. Moreover, the Dutch racer wants Marko to stay with the team for him. Prior to that, the three-time champion said his father is not a liar. It was about the time when Jos had an outburst in the media, saying, “Christian Horner will be responsible for tearing the team apart.” Max’s father also said Horner can’t continue to play the same role he has been playing all these years.

Jos said these things to the media when a female employee of the Red Bull team accused the team principal of “Inappropriate behavior.” Things were shocking from the very beginning. But then to add the statements of Max and Jos Verstappens in the mix made things way more complicated. Later, Jos and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff had dinner. All these incidents point to Max Verstappen leaving Red Bull sooner than most people could imagine.

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