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Helmut Marko, Red Bull

Now Marko is under investigation, could be suspended

Helmut Marko, Red Bull

Red Bull has become the gift that doesn’t stop giving, as it has been revealed that their motorsport advisor Dr. Helmut Marko is under investigation.

The new reports come as a time when the Formula 1 world is yet to move on from Christian Horner saga who has been investigated for “inappropriate behavior” towards a female colleague and then cleared by Red Bull.

But Horner’s story took a nasty twist when alleged evidence material was leaked via email to over 149 F1 personalities, something the Briton refused to comment on.

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And while much has been written about Horner with no need to dwell any further, but now new reports have emerged that Helmut Marko is being investigated for various media leaks related to the Horner case.

That comes 24 hours after the complainant in the Horner case was reportedy suspended based on the findings of the consequent investigation.

Marko, depending on the outcome of the investigation, may face disciplinary action by Red Bull and may as well be suspended until the process is concluded.

The Austrian admitted as much speaking to ORF, he said: “I’ll put it this way, it’s difficult to judge, or let’s put it this way, ultimately, I’ll decide for myself what I do. The theoretical possibility always exists.

“I think it’s such a complex issue. Again, we want peace in the team. This world championship will be difficult enough with 24 races and we have to concentrate on that,” Marko added.

With reports claiming that Max Verstappen has an exit clause in his contract that allows him to leave Red Bull if Marko departs, the latter commented: “Max is certainly the strongest asset that the team has.

“There is no faster driver at the moment and if we were to lose him, it would be an incredible loss, because of course there are also an incredible number of mechanics, including engineers, who are all working incredibly hard for Max.

“I think it’s quite logical and clear that Max is the most important part of the team,” the Red Bull advisor concluded.