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Helmut Marko

Marko expecting 'talks' over F1 future with Red Bull

Dr Helmut Marko has played a pivotal role in Red Bull's success over the last several years, but his future with the team beyond 2024 is not yet known.

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Dr Helmut Marko has revealed that he will soon have discussions with Red Bull over his position in the team beyond 2024.

Marko has overseen Red Bull's driver development programme and has handed numerous debut opportunities to F1 drivers, including several on the current grid.

The Austrian has been part of Red Bull's set-up since it joined the grid in 2005 but the 80-year-old's current deal expires at the end of next year.

Speaking to oe24, Marko hinted that his future within the organisation will soon be resolved.

“There will be talks next week,” he said. “There are different trends and variants.

“The decisions are still open - including what I will do next. My current contract runs until the end of 2024.”

Marko will engage in talks with Red Bull's new management structure, which shifted after the death of company co-founder Dietrich Mateshitz, who passed away last year.

“It's now an extended group of people, including Mark Mateschitz, the Thais and Oliver Mintzlaff,” Marko said.

The Austrian added that he is upset that Mateschitz was unable to see Red Bull's dominant season in 2023 when it won 21 out of the 22 races.

“The way we used to be able to decide things with Dietrich Mateschitz was unique.

“After this winning season, which put everything else the shade, I was incredibly sorry that he was no longer able to experience it.”

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