Referring to Perez’s kind, Marko alluded to his “South American” heritage when evaluating him to Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel, suggesting that he wasn’t as focused as the team’s two world champions.
“He’s South American and he’s simply not as utterly centered in his head as Max is or as Sebastian,” Marko mentioned.
The feedback precipitated a stir on social media, particularly in Perez’s native Mexico, which is in North America.
Marko had already issued a public apology for the phrases he spoke on Purple Bull’s personal ServusTV channel after the Italian GP, however Perez mentioned forward of the Singapore GP that that they had additionally met in personal.
“I had a personal dialog with him,” Perez mentioned. “He did apologise. And that to me was the principle factor.
“And yeah, principally, we transfer on. I’ve a private relationship with him. And I believe you’ll be able to at all times have these emotions once you see that type of stuff.
“Understanding the particular person helps rather a lot, as a result of I do know he doesn’t suggest it that manner. And I took his apology, as a result of I do know Helmut from the private relationship that we now have that he doesn’t suggest it that manner.”
Helmut Marko, Marketing consultant, Purple Bull Racing, Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing, 2nd place, discuss after the race
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Perez insisted that he wasn’t offended by Marko’s feedback, suggesting that they had been misinterpreted.
“By no means, if I am completely trustworthy,” he mentioned. “Understanding Helmut, like I say, have a private relationship with him. I do know, he doesn’t suggest it that manner.
“I did not get offended in any respect personally. To illustrate if these feedback have been from a unique perspective or so on, I must take them otherwise.
“However to me, it is simply how issues are, and I did not take them personally.”
He added: “No matter I say to the media, or he says to the media, is totally different to the conversations we now have. So anyway, we now have a very good relationship and I do know that isn’t associated to that facet.
“Like I say, Helmut I did apologise, I believe all of us make errors. And what to me was a very powerful [thing] is that I take his apology, his private apology.
“What occurs afterwards, and on the media facet or in public, that is not in my management. To me, a very powerful is the private relationship.
“We’ll at all times have a chat on-track, off-track, right here and there. We see one another just about each weekend.
“He’ll let you know what he thinks. I believe one thing that we are able to respect from Helmut is that he’s very clear, to the media and to the world basically, and likewise to the drivers. So it is simply how he’s.”