Corona-crisis: the man behind The formula 1 Start in Austria

The Austrians! Were quickly determined in the Corona-control. Unlocked your country, even DIY stores remained closed. Then they opened earlier than others. And

Corona-crisis: the man behind The formula 1 Start in Austria

The Austrians! Were quickly determined in the Corona-control. Unlocked your country, even DIY stores remained closed. Then they opened earlier than others. And left room for crazy coming up with ideas. The start of the season of formula 1 in upper Styria? Without the pandemic, the Great prize of Austria would have been number eleven on the calendar. After all the Cancellations, but the Alpine Republic is now in the focus. Austria paves the way for the start of the season at the beginning of July, with two races within one week. It is the Start of the formula 1-rescue program. Behind them is Helmut Marko's.

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The formula 1 audience, the driver of the older Generation know him as the head of Motorsport at Red Bull, as a counselor to the country's Dietrich Mateschitz, who made his billions with the marketing of the soft drinks. The olive oil and sheep of Motorsports remember Marko's racing career: Le Mans winners 1971 in the legendary Porsche 917, the victim of a terrible coincidence. Marko's formula 1 career ended in 1972, that had begun in the ninth race. A of a preceding cars swirling around stone hit the visor of his helmet, and took from him the light of the left eye.

This was the time, the parents to thank them for their perseverance. Racing, Yes, if need be, but not without a degree. As racing cars were like rockets with fuses, therefore, circled among the drivers of the Marko-Helmut, as a bodily doctor of legal science. And advised the team chief on legal issues. The best way to in a commercial with fast-thinkers such as the legendary formula-1-Manager Bernie Ecclestone to keep up.

The rise of Red Bulls from the belittled Fun-driving community to the world champion team with Sebastian Vettel at the wheel within five years, is essentially due to the young promoter Marko. To speak to his clear Thinking as the first strategist in the Background, his ability to make things straightforward, to the point, about the unvarnished – if there is time. The negotiations with the benevolent Austrian Federal government and the formula 1 Management about the launch at the Red Bull Ring remained long enough to be discreet.

The prospect of profit was convinced by all the parties. Without a Start in the summer, the big bash would not in the course and would, because of sponsors and TV in the absence of funds, teams lose. Austria moves in turn during the holidays in the heart of the world's formula 1 television community. With images of lush green meadows, from the mountain idyll, the holiday longing strengthens and documented, such as the small Austria, organized the first major international event in Corona times.

Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 09:19

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