Red Bull's Marko: 'Baku clash case is now closed'

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Helmut Marko says Red Bull has fully addressed the incident that occurred in Baku between Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, insisting the case is now closed.

The bulls suffered a painful coming-together in Azerbaijan when Ricciardo rammed the back of Verstappen, putting both men out of the race, much to the furor of the team's management.

Back at the team's base at Milton Keynes, the drivers faced a lecture from team boss Christian Horner and a clear warning should they ever repeat their Baku antics.

"There is no bad blood. The chapter is closed," Marko told Sport Bild.

"They have to have enough brains that they don't get into a situation like that. We let them race, but they have to show respect, which they didn't do."

Many pundits put the blame for the clash on Max Verstappen's feet, and Marko admits the young Dutchman is now under pressure.

"Max wants too much and puts himself under too much pressure," he said.

"He has to learn to be able to give in sometimes -- especially now, because of the frequency of the incidents.

"It's hard for him, but he knows. It was also the same with Sebastian [Vettel] in the past. I see the parallels.

"Max knows that he will be automatically blamed for the next incident, whether he can do anything about it or not.

"We also need the points," he said. "So next time he has to think even more than he did before."

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