Helmut Marko provides update on Red Bull’s future in F1 amid uncertainty

Following the tragic passing of team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull will be led by a three-man team.

The future of Red Bull Racing was plunged into doubt following the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz earlier this year.

The Austrian was a hugely influential figure in motorsport and spearheaded Red Bull’s introduction to Formula 1 all the way to championship glory alongside team principal Christian Horner.

The team will now be led by a three-man team in the 2023 season and beyond, and it had recently been rumoured that Helmut Marko, who has been with the team since the very beginning, held a very frosty relationship with the new management, especially Oliver Minzlaff.

Marko has now shut down these rumours, telling the media that he has now finally spoke to Mintzlaff in person and that the pair are on the same wavelength with regards to Red Bull’s future.

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“We have the same basic idea and he had again enquired extensively about the team and is well-informed,” claimed Marko.

“It is no secret that we are Red Bull’s flagship team. Red Bull Racing has been sensational for a long time in terms of numbers, success and marketing. So we quickly agreed that we wanted to continue the team in this successful direction.”

It had even been rumoured that Red Bull could leave Formula 1 altogether in the next couple of years following the passing of their owner, but Marko has been quick to reassure fans that the team believe they are only at the start of what they hope to be a long and successful journey.

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The future of Red Bull’s sister team however, still remains up in the air, with some media outlets suggesting that those high up at Red Bull would consider selling the team to focus fully on the current constructors champions.

This will come as good news to billionaires such as Calvin Lo, who has recently expressed his interest in purchasing a Formula 1 team, after it became apparent that F1 bosses would not entertain the idea of adding another team to the grid in the near future.

Red Bull could be in for a tough 2023, as their change in management structure combined with their cost cap breach punishment has the potential to hinder the team’s competitiveness in the second year of the new era of Formula 1.