Red Bull Racing, the Formula 1 team, has admitted that it is a shame that its late owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, could not witness the team’s dominance with driver Max Verstappen.
Mateschitz, who co-founded the energy drink company Red Bull and its racing team, passed away in May 2022 at the age of 77. His vision and passion for motorsport were integral to the success of the racing team, and his absence has left a void within the organization.
Max Verstappen, who joined Red Bull Racing in 2016, has become one of the most prominent figures in Formula 1, winning multiple races and challenging the likes of Lewis Hamilton and other top drivers for the championship title.
“Of course, it’s a shame he can’t be here,” said Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, in an interview with Sky Sports F1. “He was still watching every session and every race even when he got ill, but he won’t be able to see probably one of our best moments, and it’s a shame.”
Mateschitz was known for his hands-on approach to managing the team and was often seen at race circuits, closely monitoring the team’s performance. His absence has undoubtedly been felt by the entire organization, as the team’s success this season would have undoubtedly brought him immense pride and joy.
Despite their collective disappointment, the Red Bull Racing team has continued to perform at the highest level, with Verstappen leading the driver’s championship and the team leading the constructors’ championship.
As the team continues its pursuit of success in the 2022 season, the memory of Dietrich Mateschitz will undoubtedly serve as a profound source of motivation and inspiration for everyone involved with Red Bull Racing.