Monday, 16 March 2015

Twitter's Reaction To Red Bull's Threat To Quit Formula 1

How the twittersphere responded to Helmut Marko's quit threat...

A sneak peak at an early prototype of Red Bull's car for 2016.
It's been a while since I last updated the F1Tips Blog, but I thought I would feature a round-up of the reaction on twitter to the recent quote from Helmut Marko stating that Red Bull 'could contemplate an F1 exit.'

Just in case you've been living under a rock recently, this is what Helmut Marko (advisor to Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz) has said:

“We will evaluate the situation again as every year and look into costs and revenues.  If we are totally dissatisfied we could contemplate an F1 exit.  The danger is there that Mr Mateschitz loses his passion for F1.”

I generally try to show a balanced point of view when posting on this blog, but I have to say that if you search the #F1 streams on twitter, you'll struggle to find too many positive tweets about Red Bull at the moment.

Anyway, here's a sample of how people have reacted to Red Bull's threat to quit F1...

1) "Have Red Bull given up on the F1 season already? The once innovative brand that everyone aspired to sulks because others are better #babies" @SOCWatts

2) "I don't like this tactic, but when you own 2 #F1 teams, people have to listen to this sort of threat." @glenn_autosport