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Marko knows how Wolff feels now: That's why there is no gloating

Marko knows how Wolff feels now: "That's why there is no gloating"

22-04-2023 16:26 Last update: 19:36

Between 2014 and 2020, the world drivers' and constructors' titles went to Mercedes each time. The German racing stable was dominant for many years, but in 2022 and 2023 the gap to the absolute number one on the grid (Red Bull Racing) is particularly large. Helmut Marko does not feel sorry for the rival, but there is absolutely no gloating.

Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel won all world titles between 2010 and 2013, but a long period of drought followed. The Milton Keynes-based formation trailed for years before finally becoming truly successful again from 2021. Not being competitive enough for so many years hurts. Marko, therefore, knows better than anyone what Mercedes is going through right now.

"I don't care who is in which place. The most important thing is that we are first. I know how Toto Wolff feels now, we also suffered for seven years. That is why there is no gloating," Marko explained to Sport Bild. Mercedes is currently working hard to find more pace with the W14. A reorganisation has now taken place and we are going to see several updates in the coming months.

Will Red Bull be copied?

It is also not completely out of the question that Mercedes is moving more and more towards Red Bull with its concept of the bolide. Certain parts or technical gadgets might be copied by Wolff's team. However, Marko is not at all worried about this, he even understands it.

"Copying is daily business in Formula 1. There is nothing dishonourable about it either. It's about having the fastest car possible and celebrating success. You don't accept years of non-performance just because you are too proud to admit that others have done better," said the Austrian consultant.