Ticktum silences Red Bull after victory: "His doubt was wrong"

03-08-2020 11:49 | Updated: 03-08-2020 12:28
by GPblog.com
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Ticktum silences Red Bull after victory: His doubt was wrong

Daniel Ticktum was supported by Red Bull Racing at the beginning of his professional racing career. Due to a disappointing start of the season in 2019, Red Bull dropped him halfway through the year. After the youngster's first victory in F2, he silenced his Red Bull critics and referred to the doubts Helmut Marko had about him.

In 2018, the Brit was doing a very fine job. He almost won the F3 title, but Mick Schumacher was too fast for him. The 21-year-old Red Bull protégé lost his support from the F1 team in the following year. Helmut Marko would have had his doubts.

After his victory on Sunday at Silverstone in the reverse grid sprint race, he told Autosport: "Many people know that my career hasn't always been smooth. I think my last victory dates back to 2018 in Macau. That says a lot. And besides that - I don't want to dig too deep into the past - the loss of Red Bull support does something to your career".

Ticktum hints on Marko's misplaced doubt

Autosport quotes the continuation of the 21 year old driver's argument: "That I am now delivering this result is actually..., I have to be careful how I say this, but I think everyone knows where I want to go with this story. It more or less shows that his [Helmut Marko, ed.] doubts about me were wrong."

"Let me say that this victory feels very good for more than one reason."

Ticktum has set his sights on a spot in F1 and thinks he's ready for that too. This season he will show it. To achieve that, he has to keep performing and learn fast and adapt quickly to different situations.

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