Jos Verstappen Helmut Marko

Marko confirms Jos Verstappen talent scout role

Jos Verstappen Helmut Marko

Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko has confirmed that Jos Verstappen will serve as talent scout for the energy drinks organisation.

Marko, who travels to every grand prix, told Motorsport-Magazin, “It is a matter of time, as there are date clashes with junior races so I cannot attend them all. We asked if [Jos] has the time and the desire to attend certain races on our behalf.”

Verstappen senior masterminded and managed the rise of his son, Max Verstappen, through karting to Formula 1 and the Red Bull team. His karting experience is well known.

“Jos was always closely involved in karting. With his experience he can coach drivers and also look at the teams. The success he attained in the development stage of Max’s career is obvious,” added Marko.

Verstappen will attend this weekend’s FIA F3 Championship at Pau, in his role as Red Bull talent scout for the first time.