Hans Stuck says Red Bull should drop Marko

Hans Stuck

Hans Stuck

Jul.15 (GMM) Hans-Joachim Stuck has slammed the front wing affair involving Red Bull at Silverstone.

German Stuck, a former grand prix driver and now motor sport boss for Volkswagen, said: “What the team management did in Britain was an absolute outrage”.

A furore was sparked after it emerged that team boss Christian Horner ordered the new front wing fixed to Mark Webber’s car be transferred to the sister RB6 driven by Sebastian Vettel.

Stuck believes the incident has all the hallmarks of the influence of Red Bull’s motor sport consultant and Austrian Dr Helmut Marko.

“Christian Horner is just a puppet, the strings for Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz are pulled solely by Marko,” he wrote in his column for the TZ newspaper.

“And whoever decided to take the new wing away from Webber qualified for his final pension,” added Stuck.

“Mateschitz must respond by putting in a new man at Red Bull,” he said, recommending the current team boss of Red Bull’s second formula one team for the job. “(Franz) Tost is in every respect one of the best managers in formula one.”

  • Mudar

    I agree that the real Red Bull boss today is Dr. Marko and he is influencing every decision taken by Horner’s. This was very clear since Istanbul’s crash. Dr. Marko doesn’t really care about F1 as a sport, but looks only from marketing perspective translated to number of Red Bull cans being sold and in what market. I don’t really what his real role is except making troubles!