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Change Rumors in Formula 1: Helmut Marko on Max Verstappen: 'Every contract has clauses'

Change Rumors in Formula 1: Helmut Marko on Max Verstappen: 'Every contract has clauses'

Ongoing discussions surrounding Red Bull team boss Christian Horner remain the number one topic of conversation in Formula 1 away from the race track. There have been rumors in the last few days about Max Verstappen moving to competition if the matter does not resolve itself. Following his father Jos, his son Verstappen spoke for the first time on Wednesday. “I know what they have done for me in my career. The intention is to stay with this team.”

Basically, the Dutchman wants to focus on racing. “I'm enjoying it and I'm happy here. “As long as we perform, there's no reason to leave. Motorsport consultant Helmut Marko was happy with this “loyalty” in an interview with Klein Zeitung, but also noted: “Every contract has clauses, that's clear. “We have to see how the whole thing develops.” He does not want to comment on the ongoing discussions around team boss Horner. According to media reports, even RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff traveled to Jeddah to mediate due to the internal power struggle.

Despite the ongoing controversy, Marco does not believe that the difficult situation has an impact on the team's performance. “Once practice starts, everyone is completely focused. This was also the case in Bahrain. “The pit stops and the strategy worked perfectly.” In Saudi Arabia, the 80-year-old is once again relying on Ferrari as a strong competitor, but he has Also another racing team on his list. “I think McLaren has been shortchanged. It's a fast cycle and everything is close together. The temperature and shape of the day will also play a decisive role.

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