Marko: ‘It would be best if Max caught the virus now’

In an interview with Kronen Zeitung newspaper, the 76-year-old was asked a series of questions about the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on his normal routines and Formula 1 itself.

Within that interview, he revealed he has had a conversation with Verstappen, who is concerned about catching the virus. Marko’s solution is quite something.

“He [Max] told me on the phone he was terrified of getting the virus,” Marko said.

“The best thing would be if he got infected now, he’s 22, it’s not at a high risk and he would be in a better place for the run to the title later being already immune.”

As a perfectly fit and healthy 22-year-old, Verstappen would be able to fight the virus and perhaps even test positive without displaying any symptoms whatsoever.

However, getting the virus and overcoming it does not then come with a cast-iron guarantee that you are then immune to Covid-19.

There is also, of course, a risk of spreading the virus to others who may have a harder time battling the virus due to underlying health conditions.

May be it’s time for Helmut to stop being interviewed for a while.