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Marko opens up on KEY Red Bull relationship as Horner saga rumbles on

Marko opens up on KEY Red Bull relationship as Horner saga rumbles on

Marko opens up on KEY Red Bull relationship as Horner saga rumbles on

Marko opens up on KEY Red Bull relationship as Horner saga rumbles on

Red Bull chief advisor Helmut Marko has commented on his relationship with the team and the suspected power struggle within the company.

The defending champions have been in complete turmoil off the track throughout the 2024 season due to the allegations made against team principal Christian Horner.

READ MORE: Suspended Red Bull employee 'upset and scared' over ongoing Horner investigation

The 50-year-old was the subject of an internal investigation after he was accused of alleged ‘inappropriate behaviour’ towards a female colleague.

Horner was cleared of any wrongdoing, but leaked documents in Bahrain allegedly containing messages supposedly sent from the team boss brought the issue back to the surface.

The investigations into Christian Horner have dominated the F1 world
Horner was cleared of any wrongdoing by Red Bull

Marko comments on Red Bull 'power struggle'

Since then, Horner’s accuser has been suspended on full pay and several key personnel have been linked with moves away from Red Bull, including legendary engineer Adrian Newey, three-time champion Max Verstappen, and Marko.

It has been reported that the Mateschitz family - who own 49 per cent of the team and who is believed Marko sides with - have been in conflict with the Thai side of the business, led by Chalerm Yoovidhya, who hold the majority stake and are reported to have backed Horner to remain in his post.

This has led to speculation of a power struggle within the team and that Marko could leave the team, but speaking with Laola1, the 80-year-old Austrian played down the rumours of a riff in the Red Bull hierarchy.

“I’m flying to Japan,” he said. “For the Thai shareholders, everything is clear.

READ MORE: Geri and Christian Horner celebrate WIN together over Easter weekend

Helmut Marko was rumoured to be facing suspension

“Everything is fine for them. Whether anything else will come or not – no idea.

“It is a very complex matter that is difficult to understand.”

When asked about his own future, Marko responded: “Well… I would say, there are always conversations and discussions. My direct supervisor is Red Bull CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.

“Right now we have other concerns than what I’m doing.”

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