Red Bull Could Be Finished With F1 At The End Of The Season
Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner has confirmed that the Milton Keynes based outfit could pull out of Formula One at the end of this season if they are unable to find a competitive replacement for Renault.
Renault who have been a partner of Red Bull Racing since 2007 have confirmed that they are currently looking at their options in relation to purchasing a 65 percent stake in the Lotus F1 Team. Although this would free up a Mercedes power unit supply Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes Benz Motorsport has ruled out the prospect of supplying Red Bull with power units.
Wolff has already confirmed the the the Silver Arrows are in talks with the Manor F1 Team about supplying them with power units.
Horner has stated that it is not up to the team if they will be in Formula One next season but it is in fact depends on whether or not other parties want the former world champions to be on the grid next season.
Horner also revealed that although Red Bull held discussions with Mercedes about a supply of power units that Toto Wolff was not keen on supplying one of the main rivals with power units and instead it was coming from board room level at Mercedes Benz. Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has stated that he would have no problem if the Prancing Horse supplied engines to Red Bull, however the final decision would rest with Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne.