Red Bull’s Helmut Marko apologises to Sergio Perez over ‘offensive remark’

Marko and Perez pictured after the Italian Grand Prix last weekendRed Bull motorsport adviser Helmut Marko has apologised for blaming Sergio Perez's inconsistent form this season on his ethnicity.The 80-year-old is an influential figure, who effectively chooses the drivers for both the drinks company's teams.Marko said in a statement: "I would like to apologise for my offensive remark."I want to make it absolutely clear that I do not believe that we can generalise about the people from any country, any race, any ethnicity."The Austrian, who issued his statement via Red Bull's Servus TV website, added: "I was trying to make…

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