Red Bull's Marko apologises for "offensive" remarks about Perez

Red Bull's Marko apologises for "offensive" remarks about Perez
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Red Bull's Marko apologises for "offensive" remarks about Perez

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has issued an apology for his offensive remark about Red Bull driver Sergio Perez’s nationality. Marko had suggested that Perez’s South American heritage was to blame for his performance fluctuations, comparing him unfavorably to Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel. Marko’s comments caused controversy in Mexico, as the country is officially part of North America, not South America. Perez, who has a contract with Red Bull until 2024, hinted at a potential future elsewhere and emphasized the importance of feeling like he can contribute to team success. Amid ongoing speculation about Perez’s future, Marko apologized for his statement, stating that it was wrong to attribute Perez’s performance to his cultural heritage.

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Source: Motorsport.com