Red Bull sports adviser Helmut Marko believes Lewis Hamilton tried to send Sergio Perez directly into the pit during their fight at the Turkish Grand Prix. Istanbul Park is a place where incidents have often occurred that fans could not see, as well as people in paddocks who watched and explained what was happening.
One of the situations that raised doubts as to whether it was a racing incident or not was between Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Sergio Perez. The seven-time world champion caught the Mexican in his 11th place breakthrough, to try to finish on the podium.
After ‘sticking’ to Perez, an aggressive attempt was made to overtake the driver of the Austrian team, forcing him to avoid the pole that was at the entrance to the pits. The Red Bull adviser is of the opinion that the Briton wanted to send Perez to the pits because he had almost come to a line showing going to the place where the tires are being changed.
However, the Mexican driver remained on the track and managed to defend against Hamilton and win a very important third place, which was vital for the title fight in the constructors ’championship. "He pressed him, and it looked like he wanted to send him directly to the pit.
Sergio held up well and defended. It was a decisive moment in his career that enabled him to finish third, "says Marko.
Marko is happy
On the other hand, Marko believes that the second and third places were the maximum they could achieve in Turkey and therefore they went more than happy, given that Hamilton won fifth place.
According to the Austrian, the work of the whole team was very good. "We are more than satisfied with the result in Turkey because that is the maximum we could achieve. Hamilton could only finish in fifth place, "he added.
The engineers did a great job, while the drivers worked with the entire team, which is a sure winning combination in the races that follow since, without joint efforts, the result cannot be positive. "The engineers also did a great job, and the drivers continuously informed the team about the condition of the track, but also about the tires.
Their attitude has enabled us not to waste time when it comes to strategies, "said Marko. It is obvious that there is harmony in the Red Bull team and that they will not give up on the goals that they set at the beginning of the season.
On this occasion, Perez helped his teammate Verstappen, and made his job easier. Now Verstappen is leading, but the difference is not huge, so a tense continuation of the season awaits us