Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko lands in more hot water after trying to explain xenophobia to Sergio Perez

Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko is lands in more hot water after trying to explain xenophobia to Sergio Perez – after he claimed the F1 star’s “fluctuating form” was because he is of South American descent.

   Helmut Marko apparently blamed Sergio Perez’s changes in form on his ethnicity He tried to clarify his statement on Friday, but has since drawn more criticism Mark said:

   A Mexican has a different mind than a German or a Dutchman” Red Bull’s motorsports consultant Helmut Marko was criticized on Friday for trying to explain away comments that blamed Mexican Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez’s variable form on his ethnicity.

   The 80-year-old Austrian, a former competitor who was a close friend of the late Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, made his first comments to energy drink Servus TV after last weekend’s Italian GP.

   “We know he has problems in qualifying, he has changes in form, he is South American and he is just not as fully focused in his head as Max (Verstappen) or Sebastian (Vettel),” Marko said. It was not the first time that Mark called Perez a South American, although the Mexican comes from Guadalajara, which is geographically in North America. On Friday, reported that Marko said: “It was not intentional.

   What I meant was that a Mexican has a different mind than a German or a Dutchman. But who knows, maybe it’s under control. form of his ethnicity”

   Helmut Marko has come under fire after apparently blaming Sergio Perez’s form on his nationality “Perez joined Red Bull in 2021 and has since seen teammate Max Verstappen win two championships.” Perez joined Red Bull in 2021 and has since seen teammate Max Verstappen win two championships.

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