Dr Helmut Marko, current advisor to the Red Bull GmbH Formula One Teams and head of Red Bull’s driver development program, is not siding against Sebastian Vettel following his apparently deliberate crash into championship rival Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. The Red Bull official, who groomed Sebastian Vettel and had a great contribution in the German driver’s Formula One career, has also highlighted Lewis Hamilton’s part in the incident that has led to numerous discussions during the last days:
“Hamilton brake-tested Vettel. Sebastian Vettel got angry and had his revenge, and when Mercedes did not attach Hamilton’s headrest properly, justice was balanced.” – Helmut Marko explained, as reported by the Italian national sports newspaper based in Rome Corriere dello Sport. The Austrian former professional racing driver also comments on Sebastian Vettel’s apparent act of violence against his main title rival, adding that the move was not as dangerous as people are trying to suggest: “This happened at very low speed, behind the safety car. And a racing driver must have emotions. We should be happy because we need human emotions not technocratic rules.” – Helmut Marko concluded, as reported by the Italian media on Tuesday.