F1 » Marko: Schumacher needs to look closer to home

Helmut Marko has said that Michael Schumacher is wrong to claim that Red Bull Racing is breaking F1 rules over staff numbers, and lacks knowledge of the Resource Restriction Agreement.

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Clarrie - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 9:46 AM

When Danny Hulme joined Team Brabham first day at work he asked Jack where his car was. Jack pointed to a stack of cut up pipe in the garage and said to Danny weld them up and you have a chassis to start with.

pitstop - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 10:38 AM

Who cares what Marko says anyway Schumacher has got every right to say what he likes and i hope Schumie continues to say it.If the bulls are breaking the rules then why have they not been punished? is it now red bull who are allowed to get away with everything now and not Ferrari anymore?

pitstop - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 10:49 AM

Another thing that has always puzzled me,if red bulls workshop is at Milton-Keynes why do they never play the British national anthem when Seb or Mark wins a race?

frank - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 11:02 AM

If you speak to people in the know at Mercedes Benz in Germany you'll find out that a huge amount of resources are channelled into the F1 project. The various departments are pissed as the budgets are cut so Schumacher can go racing (or at least that what MB call it). There is so much BS going on that MB tries to prevent the unions from finding out about the allocation of resources.

MikeG - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 11:18 AM

@pitstop ... to answer your question I believe that Red Bull are an Austrian company and the F1 team even though based at Milton Keynes are registered in Austria. Hence that long winded Austrian anthem whenever Seb wins.

Munter - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 1:15 PM

Regarding rule breaking, did anyone see the tweet by Red Bull tester Noel Jani saying how sore his neck was after testing the RB7? Be strange to get a sore neck testing in a straight line as per the rules. The tweet was quickly deleted..

Oli - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 1:19 PM

Red Bull aren't breaking the rules, as the agreement has not been agreed!

Having said that, the whole engine workforce thing is a nonsense and Schumi has a point, because 400 people to build Merc engines includes the units that go to FIF1 and McLaren. RedBull need... what? Three people to bolt the thing in the back of the car? Plus a lorry driver to get bring them over from Renault. Different ball game. So looking just at staff on chassis, RBR have an advantage.

But it's legal. And besides, the biggest differential is down to just 1 member of staff - RBR have Newey.


May 24, 2011 1:29 PM

newbie. you are really becoming paranoid about the bulls. they do only what is within the rules. just because they are trouncing your favourites does not make them wrong. and yes, the team is registered in austria, home of the owners. fi, hrt, merc etc are registered in their owners countries, even though they are based in uk!

munter. straight line testing can be done on constant radius tracks, (ovals), and idadio is an oval. also neel was also running an rb6 for experience, totally allowable.

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