Austrian former professional racing driver Helmut Marko, who currently works as an advisor to the Red Bull GmbH Formula One Teams and is also head of Red Bull’s driver development program has nominated Sebastian Vettel as the world championship favourite to win the 2018 Formula One world championship. That is despite the fact that Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel, once a Red Bull protege of Marko’s, lost his title lead two weeks ago at Baku.
“He is my world championship favourite,” Helmut Marko said, as recently reported by Sport Bild.
No room for error
“Sebastian looks even more mature and balanced than he did last year. But also Ferrari has the better car. Now they have to not make any mistakes,” he added. Red Bull’s motorsport adviser also played down speculation Ferrari has moved ahead of Mercedes due to several controversial technical solutions on its 2018 car: “The FIA looks very closely, for example with the oil, and they say everything is correct,” said the Red Bull official – “There was speculation about the batteries and this too will be looked at by the FIA, but it didn’t come from us. For us, the Ferrari is completely legal, because we trust the FIA.” – Red Bull’s power player Helmut Marko concluded.