Helmut Marko Explains Max Verstappen's Decision to Defy Team Orders

Helmut Marko Explains Max Verstappen’s Decision to Defy Team Orders

Max Verstappen’s decision to pit for the fastest lap point at the end of the Austrian Grand Prix, despite Red Bull’s reluctance, has been explained by Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s advisor.

Red Bull race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase had advised Verstappen against pitting for the fastest lap point, as the team deemed the risk of potential complications outweighed the reward, considering Verstappen would only come out a few seconds ahead of Charles Leclerc in second place. However, Verstappen was determined to go for the point.