Following Honda’s announcement of retirement from Formula 1 at the end of 2021, Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri are looking for a new supplier. One of the obvious options is to return to Renault engines, especially since the managing director of Renault Sport Racing Cyril Abiteboul confirmed that the French concern is ready to supply sludge plants upon request.
During Friday’s press conference at the Nurburgring, Mercedes team leader Toto Wolff ruled out the possibility of cooperation with the team from Milton Keynes.
“The main reason for the impossibility of cooperation is that we are already supplying motors to four teams, including ours,” said Toto Wolff. – Our capacity does not allow us to produce motors for everyone, but I have no doubt that Helmut Marko probably has a backup plan. He probably won’t even have to rely on any of the current suppliers. “
The head of the Ferrari team, Mattia Binotto, voiced the position of Scuderia: “We have to consider this issue, but now there is no solution. I think, ultimately, Red Bull will contact us. They are a great team, but it will take a lot of our efforts to supply the motors for them. We need time to study everything and make a decision. “