Alex Albon reveals what Helmut Marko is like behind the scenes

11-09-2019 14:19
by Louis Shaw
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Alex Albon reveals what Helmut Marko is like behind the scenes

Alex Albon has described what Helmut Marko is really like. The Austrian Red Bull advisor has a reputation of being brutally honest and Albon has revealed that behind the scenes he is no different. 

"I don't know if he's trying to play so cool or if he's really that cold. Even the bell that I got a chance in Formula 1 went that way. He calls you asking how you are doing and then out of nowhere he says: Oh, by the way, this is going to happen," Albon said to Beyond the Grid.

"The conversation about switching to Red Bull was again a one-minute conversation. He doesn't tell you why and maybe I don't need to know that either, but you just have to deal with it."

A year ago Albon was coming to the end of his Formula 2 career and looked set to be racing in Formula E for the 2019 season. However, Marko called and signed him up for Toro Rosso and a few months later he was called up to Red Bull. 

"The switch was really a surprise," Albon said. "Just like everyone else, I didn't see it coming either. We've been on the line for half an hour just to discuss my progress and I thought it was. Then I was in Austria, I have to come to him and he tells me that I have the seat."  

Albon will hope to keep impressing and hold onto his Red Bull seat for 2020 and avoid and Marko phone calls for the time being! 

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