“It’s up to me” when I stop — Marko addresses rumours on his future at Red Bull

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While everything has been going swimmingly this year for Red Bull Racing on the race track, there have been reports in the last week or so about internal troubles within the squad.

Since Red Bull joined the sport in 2005, Helmut Marko and Christian Horner have been at the forefront of the team. The Austrian was the right-hand man for Dietrich Mateschitz before his passing last October. Horner has been the team principal since their very first race at the 2005 Australian Grand Prix.

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Over the course of the last 18 years, Red Bull have won seven Drivers’ Championships, six Constructors’ Championship. They’ve also scored 108 wins, 93 poles and 94 fastest laps.

However, according to Globo, things are far from rosy between the pair at the moment. They have stated that Horner wants full control of the Formula 1 organisation as he looks to move Marko aside. The Brit also didn’t want to retain Yuki Tsunoda as per the article.

Speaking to OE24 ahead of the United States Grand Prix at COTA this weekend, Marko explained that he will decide when it’s time to go and not anyone else.

“There is no summit this week. I have a contract until the end of next year.

“When and how I stop, when it’s over, it’s up to me and not, for example, to Mr. Horner.”

Marko gave a fascinating response when he was asked about the potential power struggle taking place between himself and Horner.

“Due to the new situation (after the passing of Mateschitz), everything is different. People are trying to redefine their powers.”

This Sunday, Max Verstappen will try to equal his own record of 15 wins in a season. Marko is hopeful it can happen this weekend.

The Austrian is also thankful for the loyalty and respect he receives from the Dutchman who regularly thanks him for what he’s done for him.

“On the one hand that is very reassuring, there is still something like loyalty and appreciation. Since our first conversation when Max was 15, there has been a special connection between us.

“Now I’m looking forward to Austin, where we can hopefully celebrate his 50th Grand Prix victory on Sunday.”