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Marko: Super Formula a good proving ground for Red Bull juniors

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko now views the Japanese Super Formula series as a good training ground for members of its junior programme. The fiercely competitive championship has been used as an alternative to Formula 2 or an extension to the FIA series for drivers vying for a seat in Formula 1. "We were very impressed last year with the performance and development of Pierre Gasly, so we are sending some other drivers to Super Formula next year," he said. Indeed, Red Bull will support the efforts of European F3 runner-up Dan Ticktum, former Mercedes protégé and DTM driver Lucas Auer and Harrison Newey, the son of Red Bull Racing design guru Adrian Newey. Ticktum heads...
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