Dr Helmut Marko is bitter because he was turned down “several times”, Fernando Alonso has claimed.
Following Red Bull and Ferrari’s 2012 title battle, a verbal spat broke out between Spaniard Alonso and Austrian Marko, who is Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz’s right-hand man.
Marko claimed that while world champion Sebastian Vettel is fully focused, Alonso is too “busy with politics and funny comments”.
Alonso retorted: “Some (people) say they don’t read them (Alonso’s comments), don’t hear them and don’t see them, before adding that they are not influenced by them — so clearly they do read them, maybe at night.”
Now, the feisty 31-year-old Ferrari driver has hinted Marko is bitter because of how many times he rejected Red Bull’s interest in his highly-rated services.
“After hearing ‘no’, it always hurts a little more each time,” Alonso is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace.