Watch: Frederic Vasseur slaps sticker on Helmut Marko’s forehead

Ferrari claimed a podium at the 2023 Belgian GP.

Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur was seen slapping a Red Bull sticker on the forehead of advisor Dr. Helmut Marko, on the grid ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend.

Vasseur was seen on the grid chatting with Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and Marko, before noticing that someone had put a sticker of Red Bull’s logo on the shoulder of his Ferrari jacket.

As Vasseur tried to take it off, the trio started laughing, with the Red Bull boss having pressed the sticker down more.

However, once Vasseur finally got the sticker off, he comically tried to stick it on Marko’s forehead, something fans found hilarious after discovering the footage.

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“Fred is such a legend,” commented @ekeuris. “Must be the funniest team principal out there, but also very competent. In Vasseur I trust. Just hope Elkann gives him the 5 years needed to reap what he sows (unlike Otmar).”

Another fan, @_omid_mia joked: “He tried to stick it on Helmut bald spot.”

“It would be funnier if it was Ferrariā€™s sticker,” said @rb19_mv.

“Everyone loves Fred. Fred Good,” @mclaren_tash added.

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Following the comical moment, Ferrari went on to have a very mixed Sunday afternoon at the historic venue, which started in disappointing fashion.

Carlos Sainz collided with Oscar Piastri at the opening corner, something which resulted in an early retirement from the race for the Spaniard after he tumbled down the order.

Charles Leclerc’s Belgian GP was significantly better than Sainz’s, as the Monegasque held on for third place.

Only a few seconds separated Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton for the vast majority of the race, but it was the Ferrari driver who came out on top.

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It marked a positive result for the Maranello-based team to take into the summer break, with the side having struggled at Silverstone and the Hungaroring.

Ferrari and Vasseur will be keen to make further progress in the second half of the season, and perhaps challenge Mercedes for second in the Constructors’ Championship.

As things stand, the Italians occupy fourth.