The motorsport director responsible for Red Bull’s youth program, Dr. Helmut Marko recently welcomed another talent, Oliver Goethe, into the Formula 1 racing team. The 80-year-old now made his first announcement to the young German driver.
After Tim Tramnitz, Red Bull recently added another young driver to the junior team in Oliver Goethe.
Goethe, who was born in London, lives in Monaco and has both a Danish and a German passport, has already made his first appearance in Formula 3 this year. In the coming season, the descendant of the famous German writer and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe will be racing in Formula 3, just like Tramnitz.
Helmut Marko was pleased about the signing of Oliver Goethe: “Good name, good guy,” said the Austrian on “OE24.at”: “A German who lives in London and Monte Carlo.” Nevertheless, the Red Bull consultant made an initial announcement to the young driver: “He was quick in the tests, next year he has to prove himself in Formula 3.”
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Goethe has “a certain boldness”, but comparisons with Max Verstappen or Sebastian Vettel, who also went through the Marko School, are probably far too early. Marko also made it clear that he had “already given up” on “looking for a new Verstappen” because this was impossible. “I’ll be happy if we find a future GP winner.”
Oliver Goethe was “proud and delighted” after signing with the Red Bulls: “They are a force to be reckoned with and are breaking one record after another. That became clear to me when I visited Milton Keynes and with the “I was confronted with a wall of floor-to-ceiling trophies. That’s when I realized I was about to become part of something very special.”