Marko is ‘wet’ with Hamilton: “His signing for Ferrari is better than Netflix”


Helmut Marko spoke about one of the current topics of the ‘Great Circus’ of F-1: the signing of Lewis Hamilton through Ferrari and there is no doubt in comparing the coming of the British to Scuderia with a series on Netflix. And the signing of seven times champion of the world for Ferrari did not leave anyone indifferent. Red Bull’s adviser admitted to a media outlet in his country that he was surprised and did not fully understand Lewis’ move, as he remembers that Mercedes was ahead of Ferrari.

“I was totally surprised, a sporty feeling, especially the timing. One wonders how it happened. Mercedes was overtaken by Ferrari in the second half of 2023 and McLaren is also faster. Maybe Hamilton noticed the something that the outside world does not yet know. “said Marko in an interview with the Austrian media ‘OE24’.

“It doesn’t change anything for us, except that I see it as a weakening of Mercedes. It remains to be seen if it strengthens Ferrari. In general, it has an incredible effect, even in those stock market price. It’s great that something is happening”, Add.

Also, Marko believes that the 2024 season will be complicated for both Mercedes and Hamilton. “Normally, in this situation, your mind is more focused on the new team. The current team does not allow you to participate in any important innovations because of course you will bring them. It’s all great for the sport, better than Netflix “said the advisor of Red Bull.

Hamilton’s departure from Mercedes leaves a vacant seat at the Brackley team. So far, the ‘silver arrow’ has not commented on the matter, although there have been many speculations about who could be allies in the future. George Russell. Marko has already spoken about the possibility of this happening Max Verstappen who replaced the seven-time champion and pointed out that it was normal for Toto Wolff to test him because “that’s really his job as team manager, to do everything possible to get the best drivers.”

However, he recalls that Verstappen was “delighted” by Hamilton’s signing for Ferrari and sees such a move by the Dutchman difficult. Also, he doesn’t even believe he could be tempted by an offer from Mercedes. “No, he has a good memory. And so much happened in the past. I only remember Silverstone or the chaos at the end in Abu Dhabi. This is profound,” he points out.

Despite the fact that they start as big favourites, Marko wanted to lower expectations after he was asked if Verstappen could win this season in the RB19. “That’s nonsense. Last year, McLaren, for example, approached us on some circuits, but they weren’t consistent enough,” he said.

“That will be clear in the tests in Bahrain next week. What can be said is that the new car is an evolution of last year’s car and we have the best package. If we remove some weak points, not many things should come out. bad. But who knows, maybe some competitor got a special trick during the development,” said Marko.

The RB20 will be revealed this Thursday evening. Red Bull will be the last team to reveal its car for 2024 and will do so at 8:30 pm, less than a week before testing begins, although both Max Verstappen and ‘Checo’ Pérez already know what its driving feel, which performed a ‘filming day’ on Tuesday at Silverstone.

Source: La Verdad


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