Dr Helmut Marko has no regrets that Max Verstappen’s new Red Bull contract could possibly be probably the most profitable in Formula 1 historical past.
Dr Helmut Marko has no regrets that Max Verstappen‘s new Red Bull contract could possibly be probably the most profitable in Formula 1 historical past.
Some consider the Dutchman is now being paid much more than seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
“I don’t know if that’s true, because I don’t know Hamilton’s contract,” Marko informed the Dutch publication Formule 1.
“But it appears regular to me that Max will earn extra as world champion.
“I am proud of what Max has achieved,” mentioned the 78-year-old former F1 driver and now prime Red Bull official accountable for the infamous driver program.
“It confirms that it was the right choice at the time to bring him to Formula 1. And it has also silenced all the scepticism that existed in the beginning.”
Marko mentioned coming to phrases with Verstappen, his father and supervisor was simple. “We only had to change the years for the new contract,” he revealed.
But he admitted he was additionally relieved when the 24-year-old Dutchman put pen to paper.
“A little, yes. In the long run, when we couldn’t give him a championship car, I was afraid he might go somewhere else.”