Marko on coronavirus disruption: ‘I express my frustration in the forest with a chainsaw’
By Srihari HS 22 maart 2020 | 09:00
Now that the coronavirus has broken out, Helmut Marko is forced to sit at home. The Red Bull consultant was in Melbourne when the event was called off by the FIA. Marko flew back with all staff through the ‘Corona Hotspot Airport Dubai’.
But the Austrian must keep himself engaged in this time of social distancing. “In addition to working in the office, I take my frustration out in the forest with chainsaws,” Marko told OE24.at. The Red Bull advisor also belongs to the high-risk group.
“All teams incur loss of income”
The Red Bull adviser is pleased that the FIA ??has decided to postpone the new regulations from 2021 to 2022. “That makes sense. All teams incur a loss of income. If five races are cancelled, 100 million will be lost. Now we have stable regulations. If we freeze that, the costs will drop enormously, and the reform will fall below the planned budget ceiling,” Marko said.
It takes a long time before we can start racing. If it is up to Marko, that could happen in June. “Baku on June 7,” Marko predicted. “This Grand Prix is ??still far away, has few spectators and a dictatorship, which is useful in such cases,” Marko concluded. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)
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