Honda announced last week that it will be leaving Formula 1 at the end of 2021, so there are currently no resources for Red Bull and AlphaTauri by 2022. It will not be easy for energy drink stables to find a new partner: some will not give them an engine, while others will not ask for an offer, and with a potential factory partner Renault, their journeys will not be the most beautiful at the end of 2018.
It was also suggested that the two teams use different resources. This would not have been a big surprise, as there have been several times in the past that while Red Bull used Renault engines, the cars of the unit, then still known as Toro Rosso, were flown by Ferrari or Honda engines. However, Christian Horner ruled out the possibility on Friday. “Because of the construction of the cars and the way the engine is fitted, it is unthinkable for the two teams to go with two different resources,” said the Red Bull team boss.
“It would cause a lot of problems, it would be far from perfect,” he added, and Franz Tost, who led the sister team, agreed with his words to the maximum. “I don’t know what to add, I’ve said that before too. We want the same engine that Red Bull gets because of the synergies built up between us in recent years. We don’t want different engines, ”said AlphaTauri team boss.