After the finish of the Italian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton congratulated Pierre Gasly on his victory and separately drew attention to the fact that Pierre beat the team, which last year in the middle of the season refused his services. Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko could not ignore these words of Lewis.
“The truth is that in 2019 Lewis talked to Christian Horner on the plane and recommended that Alex Elbon be put behind the wheel instead of Pierre Gasly,” Helmut Marko said on the German Sport1 TV channel. – This conversation took place before the castling of the riders, which we had during the summer break.
Now, the driver he suggested we get rid of last year won the Italian Grand Prix for AlphaTauri. That says a lot about Hamilton’s experience. I do not understand why he continues to give us advice, but his words do not matter. We are not interested in the opinion of outsiders. “
Helmut Marko added again that Red Bull Racing is not going to stop working with Alex Albon: “Anyone would lose to Max in one team. Elbon’s criticism is unfair. On the one hand, he was unlucky this year, on the other, we ourselves made strategic mistakes that influenced his result.
We still believe that he will be able to show the results we need if the situation develops optimally, and this did not happen often this season. ”