“We need to look ahead and focus on future races, but that relationship is over“. Music and words by Helmut Marko, who with his usual uncompromising expressive style wrote the final word on what could be the human relationship between Lewis Hamilton And Max Verstappen before the rivalry between them became fierce this season. The spectacular 2021 title race is pitting the Dutchman and the Englishman up against each other, but at the beginning of the year they had shown various demonstrations of mutual respect. The Silverstone incident, however, in which Hamilton effectively eliminated Verstappen from the race, going on to win the GP as well, would have eliminated the relationship between the two. Interviewed by the site NewstalkZB, Marko, one of the key men in the Red Bull management, however, did not speak only of the relationship that binds (or linked) the two contenders to the world crown.
In fact, the Austrian manager also returned to comment on the controversial events of the Hungarian GP, when at the first corner the other Mercedes, owned by Valtteri Bottas, effectively destroyed the race of both Milton Keynes cars. “Of course I was furious, even more than furious – said the former pilot from Graz, recalling those moments – another Mercedes driver had taken out both of our cars. The damage to Perez’s car was enormous and completely destroyed the engine. Max’s car was repaired so he could stay in the race, but it wasn’t competitive at all “. “It was the second weekend that we were shot out of a Mercedes – continued the councilor of the Red Bull house – we have lost the lead in the championship, both among the constructors and the drivers. This is very annoying “.