June 13, 2024

AUSTRIA: Ralf Schumacher has warned Christian Horner to not attempt to oust Helmut Marko, as Max Verstappen “wouldn’t tolerate it”. Based on a report from Brazilian media, all just isn’t properly at Crimson Bull, regardless of the crew securing one other championship double and Verstappen claiming their third successive World title.

Regardless of an virtually three-decade relationship and Marko being the one to carry Horner over to Crimson Bull, the connection has soured of late following Marko’s quite a few contradictory feedback about Sergio Perez’s future, topped by his xenophobic comment.

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Throw in Horner taking a extra energetic function at Crimson Bull’s junior crew AlphaTauri, one thing that was once underneath Marko’s remit, and tensions have reportedly been climbing to the purpose {that a} essential assembly is claimed to be happening this week.

Nonetheless, Horner might have ignored one large side of his alleged energy play: Max Verstappen. The Dutchman could be very near Marko, who was the one who noticed his expertise throughout his single season in European System 3 and opened the door to his meteoric rise into System 1.

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As such, Schumacher believes Verstappen “wouldn’t tolerate” Marko being unceremoniously ousted from Crimson Bull. He believes the Briton is short-sighted in making an attempt to eliminate Marko, because the 80-year-old “gained’t need to have the stress of travelling to racetracks around the globe perpetually.”

However the Perez feedback and Horner’s prolonged function at AlphaTauri aren’t the one points between the Crimson Bull crew boss and the motorsport advisor; there’s additionally the AlphaTauri line-up.

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Final month, Crimson Bull confirmed Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda could be the junior crew’s 2024 line-up, however Horner wasn’t eager on persevering with with the Japanese driver.

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