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Helmut Marko

Red Bull must 'join forces' to win titles - Marko

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko says the team must pull together and "join forces" internally to win championships, with its period of dominance seemingly over.

Marko Horner
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Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has warned the team needs to "join forces" as a united front in order to fight back against its rivals.

The 81-year-old feels that with the Milton Keynes outfit must pull together to re-establish itself ahead McLaren and Ferrari, who have both made considerable gains in recent weeks.

Whilst the start of the season was turbulent off-track for the team, it started the year in fine form on it - continuing to dominate the championship in the way it did throughout 2023.

However, as the competition has closed in, with Red Bull winning just one of the past three races, the Austrian revealed he and Christian Horner have buried the hatchet for the good of the team.

Amid growing tension and rumours of an internal power struggle at Red Bull, there was speculation that Marko and the team principal's relationship had broken down in the wake of now-dismissed allegations made against Horner.

"We have made a truce," Marko told Kronen Zeitung when discussing the dynamic between the pair and the atmosphere within the team, which he feels must all pull in the same direction in what will be a closer-than-anticipated championship battle.

"We will have to join forces," he added, emphasising the need for Red Bull to draw upon its entire team. "Even if we are no longer superior, we want to win. But we definitely need to make the most of it and look towards the world title."

'We are not going to Canada as favourites'

After a relatively tumultuous three rounds in Miami, Imola and Monaco, Marko has cautioned against being too optimistic over Red Bull's chances in Montreal.

The need to attack kerbs aggressively at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve plays into the RB20's principle weakness, as it did around the streets of Monte Carlo.

Whilst McLaren will be competitive at the Canadian Grand Prix, it is Ferrari that Marko is paying most attention to.

"Ferrari is better, also in terms of top speed. The fact is that we are not going to Canada as favourites," he contended.

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