Helmut Marko has delivered a withering putdown to Mercedes after they dismissed Max Verstappen’s stellar run, insisting they’re ‘not a critical opponent’.
His razor-sharp phrases come after Toto Wolff labelled Verstappen’s record-breaking 10 victories in a row as a “Wikipedia statistic” after which doubled down by insisting “these sorts of data are utterly irrelevant” following the Italian Grand Prix.
Pundit Martin Brundle subsequently shared his shock on the obvious disrespect and quite a few different figures within the paddock have been fast to congratulate Purple Bull on their achievement, notably in mild of their 14th consecutive win.
Nevertheless, with Mercedes seemingly unwilling to row again on their feedback, Purple Bull advisor Marko has now aimed a savage jibe of their course.
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Marko: ‘We do not create tales’
“That is precisely the distinction,” Marko stated. “We have a look at our personal group and attempt to carry out in addition to potential.
“We aren’t concerned with Mercedes so long as they don’t seem to be a critical opponent.
“We have a look at ourselves, we do our greatest and we do not create tales for nothing like they do.”
As a substitute, Marko is decided to deal with Verstappen’s period of dominance.
“For Max, this successful streak means quite a bit. For me personally, getting the one centesimal win as a group was much more particular than this, however it’s incredible for Max,” he added.
“I believe it was crucial for him to interrupt that document. Now he is bought it, so I believe he is a bit extra relaxed for the following races.”
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