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Marko on allegations against FIA president: 'Definitely not positive'

Marko on allegations against FIA president: 'Definitely not positive'

6 March - 08:26

Not only is the situation at Red Bull Racing escalating, but accusations are also being made against FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem. Helmut Marko calls these accusations "not a good development."

A year ago, the Emirati allegedly interfered with a penalty at the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.  Initially, Fernando Alonso was given a 10-second penalty, losing third place, but this decision was later reversed. Moreover, the FIA president allegedly pushed for officials not to certify the Las Vegas Formula 1 circuit.

The FIA's compliance department was informed by the whistleblower, who immediately made the matter known to the ethics committee. On Tuesday evening, the governing body announced that an investigation had been launched, incidentally without naming Ben Sulayem.

Marko on Ben Sulayem

Helmut Marko has also read it all. Speaking to Krone, he responded, "This is certainly not a positive development." The Red Bull advisor refrained from further comment, just as he did regarding Max Verstappen's contract situation and whether or not Christian Horner will stay on as team boss at the Milton Keynes-based team.