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Helmut Marko

Marko pinpoints why Hamilton at Red Bull ‘won't work'

The Red Bull advisor believes any deal for Lewis Hamilton to join the team would have been fraught with problems.

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Rumours have been swirling at the end of the season over the potential of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton being paired together at Red Bull.

While the seven-time World Champion himself denied that he was contacted by anyone in the Red Bull camp, Team Principal Christian Horner insinuated father Anthony Hamilton inquired about a potential drive amid stalls over his current deal with Mercedes.

But if the option was entertained by both parties, would the former championship rivals work together? Red Bull Advisor Helmut Marko believes it would be difficult given their history.

Marko: What happened in 2021 is too deep for that

“But Verstappen and Hamilton in one team are not going to work. What happened at Verstappen in 2021 is still too deep for that," he told OE24.

Marko is referring to the crash the pair had in the opening stages of the 2021 British Grand Prix, in which Hamilton attempted to overtake Verstappen at Corpse Corner for the lead.

The pair collided at high speed, with Verstappen impacting the barrier at 160mph and having to be taken to hospital in the aftermath.

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