Helmut Marko hopes that the world of Formula 1 can experience a normal race again during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The past race weekends have been full of various controversies and the Austrian has often spoken out about this in recent weeks. The man from Graz has been anxiously looking forward to the last race of the season for the past week. “We’re going to see how everything turns out.”
The last race of the season is just around the corner and will be held on a renovated Yas Marina Circuit. The Red Bull Racing advisor is not yet able to comment on the changes to the circuit. “We’ll see how the changes compare in the race,” Marko told Speedweek. “I especially hope that we will see a normal race.”
In Saudi Arabia, the world of Formula 1 experienced a crazy race. Race management had their hands full with all kinds of incidents between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Controversy surrounding Hamilton’s Mercedes car has left Marko behind. “In Jeddah, our top speed was the same as Mercedes. The FIA has also looked into Hamilton’s rear wing and since then he hasn’t passed us so quickly.”
Hamilton keeps driving
In lap 37 of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Verstappen wanted to give up his place to his title competitor. It resulted in contact between Hamilton’s front wing and the rear tire of the Red Bull car. The Briton was able to continue his way with minor damage. “I find it unimaginable that Hamilton can continue driving after every crash. In others, the wings fly off and they have to stop their race. Hamilton just keeps going,” concludes Marko.