Helmut Marko  Austria

  • Full name Helmut Marko
  • Birth date April 27, 1943
  • Birthplace Vienna, Austria
  • Current age 71 years 156 days
  • Teams BRM, McLaren
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1971 McLaren, BRM 5 4 0 0 3 11 0 0 12 0 0 0 -
1972 BRM 5 5 0 0 4 8 0 0 6 0 0 0 -
Total 10 9 0 0 7 8 0 0 6 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 1, 1971 Race results
Last race French Grand Prix Clermont-Ferrand July 2, 1972 Race results
Profile

A good friend of Jochen Rindt, he competed in nine grands prix for BRM between 1971 and 1972. He achieved greater success in sports cars and won the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours alongside Gijs van Lennep in a Porsche 917. The pair set a new overall distance record at the race which is still unbeaten (3,315.210 miles, at an average speed of 138mph). He also holds the all-time lap record at the legendary Sicilian Targa Florio race, having set a time of 33:41s in an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 in 1972. His racing career came to an end when he was blinded in one eye by a loose stone piercing his visor at the 1972 French Grand Prix. He is a barrister and now works as a consultant to the Red Bull Formula One team and has close ties to its boss Dietrich Mateschitz.

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November 17, 2013

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory with a fake moustache, much to Helmut Marko's delight

November 17, 2013

Helmut Marko kicks off the post-race celebrations with a swig of Jagermeister

October 13, 2013

The Red Bull team celebrates its one-two finish

     

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