Arrivabene: I won't take lessons from Marko


Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says he refuses to 'take lessons' from Helmut Marko in the wake of criticisms about his driver Sebastian Vettel in the Mexican Grand Prix.

Marko accused Vettel of behaviour that was not worthy of a four-time world champion in the way he furiously told F1 race director Charlie Whiting to '****' off after not immediately punishing Max Verstappen for running off the track.

But Arrivabene, who is confident Vettel has learned from the incident after apologising to Whiting, thinks it wrong that Marko is giving an opinion on other people.

"I think everybody, they have to think about their [own] problem," said Arrivabene. "Accusing others is not correct.

"This is the right way to do it – and I am not taking lessons of education from Helmut Marko or anybody else."

Arrivabene was seen gesticulating on the pitwall in the aftermath of the Verstappen incident, but he insists that his anger was simply down to how passionate he was about getting the best result possible.

"I was talking with my guys," he said. "Of course I was angry but it was nothing to do with the other teams – I was talking to my people to move on and to talk with Charlie.

"I was really concentrated on that. You know my character, my passion is like this."

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Series Formula 1
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing
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