Helmut Marko warned by F1 governing body FIA for comments about Sergio Pérez; Marko made comments during the Italian Grand Prix in which he blamed Perez’s inconsistent form this season on his ethnicity.
Last updated: 09/15/23 3:50 p.m.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Helmut Marko’s comments about Sergio Perez are “embarrassing” and should have no place in the sport.
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has been officially warned by the FIA for his comments about Sergio Pérez.
Last Friday, Marko apologized via a Red Bull-owned TV channel in Austria for comments he made about Pérez, in which he attributed the driver’s inconsistent form this season to his ethnicity.
Marko, a former racing driver and close friend of the late Red Bull co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz, made his first comments at the Italian Grand Prix.
An FIA spokesperson said Sky Sports News: “We can confirm that Helmut Marko has received a written warning and been reminded of his responsibilities as a public figure in motorsport, in accordance with the FIA Code of Ethics.”
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