F1 information: Helmut Marko particulars assembly with Purple Bull chief after poor relationship rumours | F1 | Sport

Helmut Marko has quashed ideas there’s stress between himself and Purple Bull chief Oliver Mintzlaff after reviews emerged that the duo had a frosty relationship. Mintzlaff was named Dietrich Mateschitz’s successor after the Austrian handed away in October and is ready to proceed working the Method One staff in the identical means following a gathering with Marko. 

Mintzlaff is certainly one of three males to take over Mateschitz’s duties with the German chargeable for the ‘enterprise initiatives and investments’ portfolio which incorporates the motorsport staff. Studies had urged the 47-year-old was set to limit the relative autonomy beforehand loved by Marko and staff principal Christian Horner resulting in hypothesis that the connection between the trio was strained. 

Nevertheless, Marko has now quelled these rumours after holding a gathering with the brand new boss. The 79-year-old has stated the pair share the identical concepts and would proceed the staff’s progress in the identical path. 

“We’ve the identical fundamental thought and he has once more inquired extensively in regards to the staff and is well-informed,” he advised Kleine Zietung. “It’s no secret that we’re Purple Bull’s flagship staff. Purple Bull Racing has been sensational for a very long time by way of numbers, success and advertising and marketing. So we shortly agreed that we needed to proceed the staff on this profitable path.” 

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The Austrian additionally has obligations with sister staff AlphaTauri with their staff principal Franz Tost holding the reins since 2006. Marko sees the shortage of turnover inside both staff as the principle cause for his or her success over time. 

“Continuity is definitely a vital a part of success, even when AlphaTauri’s efficiency was not passable,” he stated. “We’re within the strategy of analyzing every thing. You will notice how we set the course for the longer term.”

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