In exactly one month the paddock of the Red Bull Ring will populate in view of the first Grand Prix of 2020, which will be the Austrian Grand Prix on the circuit owned by Mr. Mateschitz’s stables, which has won the last two editions with Max Verstappen. There could be no better place, therefore, for Red Bull, to move decisively the assault on the combination formed by Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, even if the last driver of the Brackley team to impose himself on the hills of Styria was Valtteri Bottas in 2017.
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Coronavirus forced F1 to wait a long time before being able to get back on track and after a four month stop in July a real tour de force will begin. Speaking of the Covid-19 pandemic, Helmut Marko he said he hoped for the usual handshake from his pupil Max Verstappen. The Dutch driver, in fact, did not want to take any risk in time of Coronavirus by canceling all the events he should have participated in which, in his judgment, did not respect the sufficient safety parameters.
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“Max is a little anxious – said Marko interviewed by the German broadcaster RTL – I hope you will give me the usual handshake when we meet again in Austria for the Grand Prix. There are still four weeks to go and the pandemic numbers here in Austria are pretty good. Like several other Verstappen drivers lives in Monaco where prevention measures are decidedly restrictive, you can only leave the house for a few hours. Regarding the fact that he decided to cancel the events in which he had to take part I think it is understandable “. If a Red Bull or Toro Rosso driver is unavailable, the replacement will be Sergio Sette Camara: “Max is irreplaceable, in each for both teams the reserve driver is the Brazilian”, confirmed Marko.