Watch: Furious Helmut Marko pushes photographer

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko was caught pushing a photographer as the pair clashed.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen was victorious once again last weekend at the British Grand Prix, with his eighth win of the season having been a record-breaking one for Red Bull.

Verstappen’s comfortable victory was Red Bull’s 11th win in a row, a feat which hasn’t been achieved by any team since 1988.

Unsurprisingly, the Austrians were delighted and jostled for the best spot in parc ferme, to watch their star driver lift the 1st place trophy into the air.

One of the Red Bull members who tried to fight their way to the front was advisor Dr. Helmut Marko, something which was captured on the live feed.

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Marko could be seen trying to push past a photographer next to Lando Norris, who finished second at his home race.

The photographer was keen for the ideal photo, given that it is quite literally his job.

Marko wasn’t having any of it though, with the 80-year-old and the photographer having briefly glanced eyes at one another.

On this occasion, it was Marko who had to settle for defeat, a feeling he hasn’t become used to in 2023 thanks to Verstappen.

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Fans weren’t pleased to see Marko trying to push a photographer out of the way though, with one fan having called the Austrian an “assh*le”.

“Helmut Marko is something else,” wrote @checolover111 on Twitter.

“The photographer is doing his job. What an assh*le.”

Since the British GP last weekend, Marko has remained very busy.

The Austrian sacked rookie Nyck de Vries on Tuesday following a disappointing opening 10 races of 2023, with development driver Daniel Ricciardo having been loaned to AlphaTauri to replace him.

It means Ricciardo will compete for Red Bull’s sister team for the first-time since 2013, prior to his move to the Austrians in 2014.

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He’ll be alongside Yuki Tsunoda at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he’ll presumably be targeting a strong return to the championship.

Ricciardo’s last F1 appearance came at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in what was his final race for McLaren.

Given that AlphaTauri’s car is one of the worst on the grid, Ricciardo’s return to the grid certainly won’t be easy.