Helmut Marko reacts to Red Bull ‘disappearing’ concern

After the passing of team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull be will forced to re-structure ahead of the 2023 season.

The Formula 1 paddock united to pay tribute to the late Dietrich Mateschitz around the weekend of the Grand Prix in Austin, with the Austrian having impacted so many figures in the sport.

Mateschitz purchased a struggling Jaguar team and turned them into the dominant Red Bull team that we know today, leading many to look up to the late Austrian with great respect.

Following his passing, three new managers were appointed at Red Bull, including former RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff, and while Helmut Marko admits that not much dialogue has been shared between the team and the new bosses, he is not concerned about the future of Red Bull.

“Our biggest plus has always been that we have many bright minds who don’t need a meeting with the supervisory board before anything can be initiated,” he claimed.

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“We’ll see what that looks like in the future. We’ll discuss in the coming weeks what role Mr Mintzlaff will play.”

Red Bull face the tough task of retaining their championships next year with a hand tied behind their back, after the FIA reduced their wind tunnel testing time by ten percent, as punishment for the team’s breach of the 2021 cost cap.

Another concern for the energy drink giants is that Dietrich Mateschitz was Red Bull, he founded the company and then brought them to F1, leaving some fans to question if the current champions could even seize to exist following the death of their owner.

“There is no need to worry that Red Bull will disappear from Formula 1 in the near future,” said Marko in response to these claims.

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“We are far from finished with our mission. We want to win more races and titles.

“I’m not really worried [about the cost cap punishment]. We are on the right track for 2023 and with Max [Verstappen] we have the best driver in the field.

Verstappen has admitted that 2022 was definitely a one-off, and that he and the team expect a much sterner test next season as Mercedes and Ferrari are tipped to return to top form after initially struggling under the new regulations.