Consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko admitted that in the racing Academy of the Austrian team yet worthy candidates for promotion to F1.
For this reason it was decided to seek the assistance of former program participant Brandon Hartley, when there was a question about replacing Pierre went Out of the Grand Prix of the United States.
Helmut Marko On long series of circles Hartley went along with Cuatom
When Helmut asked about the current shortage of talent in the Academy Red Bull, he replied: “Yes, it’s true. Now we don’t have anyone in Formula 2, Formula 3 and GP3, so we went a different path, signing four young kart at the end of September.
One of them is Jack Duane – a 14-year-old son of MotoGP legend Mick Duane.
Son of MotoGP legend Mick Duane included in the support program of Red Bull
If we talk about Brandon, in the Red Bull Academy, he has always demonstrated his speed, but could not withstand the pressure and made mistakes.
We have always kept in touch with him, including through a personal sponsor.
When it became clear that we need someone to replace [Faded], we wanted to choose a candidate from the list own protege. For Sebastien Buemi had a contract with Toyota and Renault e.Dams that could be a problem. So we made a choice in favor of Brandon”.
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