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(Motorsport-Total.com) – “I hope that we will soon have normal races again with spectators and the familiar atmosphere in the paddock”, says Helmut Marko in an exclusive interview with ‘Motorsport-Total.com’ and speaks to many – drivers as well as fans – from the soul.

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Because the corona virus is still rampant, Formula 1 follows a strict safety and hygiene protocol: reduced interior must, mask requirement, no fans on the tracks. “You can feel that it is not the same,” says the motorsport consultant from Crimson Bull. He knows: “Corona can destroy an entire World Championship.”

He is also addressing the possibility of that single driver infected and canceled for several races. Sergio Perez’s descend (Racing Level), who missed both Silverstone races due to a corona infection, shows how quickly this can happen despite all the measures. “If Verstappen catches that, the World Cup will be over.”

Max Verstappen

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The Crimson Bull driver is already in the overall standings after six races 37 Points behind Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), but the title has not yet been written off. That is why Verstappen has to “lead a monastic life” at home, reveals Marko – precisely to avoid infection with Corona as much as possible.

Verstappen does not find this restricted life easy, he is controlled by But not Crimson Bull. “We appeal to his own responsibility,” says Marko. “He is aware of the situation. There have already been corona cases in his environment. He has noticed how easy it is to get infected.”


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