The day Helmut Marko knocked out Pato Award outside Red Bull after five months on the show


The present of Mexican cars is represented, mainly, by two characters: Sergio Perez On the Formula 1 s Patrick Oward On the IndyCar . serieswhere the two shine in their light and search for their own championships, something that has never happened to Mexico in motorsports.

It’s strange that the team representing today is uniting the two Czech PerezBecause before the man from Guadalajara put himself under orders Christian Horner s Helmut Markothe man from Monterey was part of the famous and prestigious program for young pilots, Red Bull Junior Team.

The strange thing is that Helmut himself is responsible for the recruitment ward duck In 2019, with the aim of characterizing it towards Formula 1 Through his experience in the lower categories, so he will share the seat with other items such as Jorry Phippswhich was recently replaced by Czech In first practice for the 2022 Spanish GP.

(Photo: Mark Lebrick/Reuters)
(Photo: Mark Lebrick/Reuters)

Unfortunately for aspirations urdu in the highest category, Trouble interpreting the rules by Marco and his team Regarding points for obtaining a super license He made them “thank you” less than six months after they joined.

“My departure from Red Bull was in November (2019), but Dr. Marco called me and told me: If you have options in IndyCar, take advantage of them. This is your future’,” Oward explained himself at the time, according to Motor.essince he can’t accumulate enough points to eventually upgrade to Formula 1 In 2020, together with the sub-team that was at that time red bull.

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at that time Red Bull He argued that the error was due to a new regulation change to add points towards super licensing; However, the truth is that They didn’t think that O’Ward’s win in IndyLights or second place in ProMazda 2016 didn’t meet the minimum 12 cars on track to add all units.

Helmut Marko is Red Bull's sports advisor and spectator of youthful promises (Image: REUTERS/Lauren Elliott)
Helmut Marko is Red Bull’s sports advisor and spectator of youthful promises (Image: REUTERS/Lauren Elliott)

“The Dr. Marco He called me and said, “It’s very difficult, because you don’t have the superiority points.” There was no scenario where I would have had it, and I can’t do anything without excel. I fell for itso it’s all in vain,” O’Ward crossed at the time for contestants.

Despite this driver’s bitter pill from Monterey, the reality is that the signature was orchestrated by Helmut Marko Of all times, whom he thanked on various occasions and even shared how it was established in the first half of 2019:

“The call really came out of nowhere. Dr. Marco called and said:Good, DuckPick up your clothes and get on a plane tomorrow you’ll be driving in F2 next weekend“The call was great.”

Pato O'Ward during his short stint at Red Bull Junior (Photo: Facebook / Pato O'Ward)
Pato O’Ward during his short stint at Red Bull Junior (Photo: Facebook / Pato O’Ward)

After this experience can throw it to Formula 1And the Duck He returned to Indycar with Team Carlin but started negotiations with him zach brownCEO of McLaren Racing, to attend the UK-based team from 2020.

Although contact with Formula 1 Already existing in the past, there is still hope among her fan base, after succeeding in it Arrow McLarencan be a substitute to replace Daniel Ricciardo Companion Lando NorrisThe Australian contract expires at the end of the 2023 season.

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