“It was a little boost of motivation. I actually believed that it was possible and the money goes to the mechanics for drinking in the evening so it’s more of a social cause,” he told Sky Germany.
After the conclusion of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, you would expect that the Red Bull team – who have plenty to celebrate after the season, will be buoyed by their bet boost.
When reviewing their season as a whole, Marko revealed his elation with Verstappen’s performance.
“Something we never dreamed of and couldn't imagine, but from win to win the probability and self-confidence have increased and Max has grown beyond himself.”
The grid will now enjoy a three month break before returning to pre-season testing in Bahrain, where Red Bull will be aiming to deliver a third straight constructors’ title and fourth straight drivers’ crown.
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