Marko: Red Bull in an ‘luxury position’ with 2025 F1 Driver Line-Up

When it comes to choosing which drivers will represent Red Bull in the 2025 Formula 1 season, advisor to the brand Helmut Marko believes the company is in a “luxury position.”

Given that Sergio Perez has committed to working with Max Verstappen once more in the upcoming season, Red Bull will now be concentrating on improving its reserve squad, RB.

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Peter Bayer, the CEO of RB, has stated that he would love to have Yuki Tsunoda on board. Tsunoda has been the campaign’s standout driver, having scored points five times.

Red Bull is unsure of who to replace Tsunoda, although he appears destined for a renewal unless he chooses to go for a solo spot elsewhere.

Although Daniel Ricciardo has found it difficult to consistently equal his less seasoned teammate, RB has expressed satisfaction with the contribution the Australian has made.

But according to rumors, Marko promised Liam Lawson a permanent drive after Lawson performed well when he filled in for Ricciardo at five rounds last season.

He told Kleine Zeitung, “We have a strong driver with Liam Lawson as a reserve who, contractually, can drive for another team if he does not get a seat with us in 2025.”

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“To get a better idea, it would be good to see him in Formula 1 this year, but that’s a complicated matter. We’ll have to wait and watch how things develop.

Marko responded, “It’s a luxury problem,” when asked who racer was most likely to be Tsunoda’s teammate at the Faenza-based club the next season.

Marko hasn’t ruled out the possibility of another Red Bull driver getting promoted, though, since he was drawn to Ayumu Iwasa in Super Formula.

Iwasa, a Japanese racer, made his Formula 1 debut at Suzuka in FP1 with RB. He finished fourth in Formula 2 last season and is currently third in the Japanese division.

He went on, “We have another Honda driver, Iwasa, who is finishing well in races, in addition to Tsunoda.

“Despite having two poor starts this year, he has not yet won a race, but he is still third in the championship.”

We have a long-term contract with these two Japanese drivers, so we’ll have to wait and see how things work out.

When asked what Iwasa must accomplish to have a real chance of competing in the Formula One race in 2025, Marko said, “Win the Super Formula championship.”

“First, let’s see how he prevails. Although he did not perform well in the first race, he was the best driver in the second.

Isack Hadjar, a Frenchman who sits second in the Drivers’ standings after two wins and another podium, has also received praise from Marko for his performances in Formula Two.

“We have [Pepe] Marti, who is still making too many mistakes, and Hadjar, who is performing really well in Formula 2.” he said.

It’s important to keep in mind that Hadjar was knocked out in the first race and experienced two technical issues while leading the race.

“He’s one of the fastest and most consistent guys in this year’s championship, and he’s still in second place.”

According to Marko, the remarkable performances that Red Bull prospects are making across the board have quieted some who have been critical of the company’s driver development program.

“We have quick guys in Formula 3 as well.” They all claimed a few years ago that our juniors wouldn’t do well enough, but what are they saying now? He came to an end.