Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s F1advisor has made a call for the purchase and securement of the supply of a cheap, noisy and simple independent engine for teams.
Calling on the sport, he stated that without that, the future of the team on the grid is never a secure one.
On several occasions, Redbull has called for the introduction of an independent engine to the F1 especially as the team continued in several struggles through 2015 with Renault, its power unit partner. As a result, Redbull, a four-time champion team has threatened to quit.
In a bid see the sport’s engine formula go beyond 2020, F1 chiefs are currently working on a few plans. Key interests being looked at includes an increase in noise for the specification to be used in 2021 as well asa fall in costs.
Marko, in a statement made to the official F1 website maintained that a crucial key to the future of the sports and that of the Redbull racing team rests on the introduction of an independent engine supply.More
For those who have been following the Red Bull racing team would see that their performances have been on the high.
It is a Formula One racing team that is based out of Milton Keynes in England. It is an Austrian team, one of the two teams that are owned by Red Bull, the beverage company. The other team that they own is Scuderia Toro Rosso. The team has won four consecutive titles in the Constructors’ Championship, which were in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. They are the first licensed team from Austria, who has won the title. Sebastian Vettel has been world champion quadruple times based on the company in the same years. More
Daniel Ricciardo has said that his Red Bull Racing team is a long way from challenging Mercedes, at least for the first half of the season with the drivability of the new Renault engine posing a very difficult challenge for the drivers.
The Australian was the only driver who managed to stand up to the duopoly of the two Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he has admitted that those chances are bleak this season. He said that he tries not to have any expectations but the expectations change knowing that the Silver Arrows have two clear seconds on his car.
According to Ricciardo, the team just cannot expect to be on pole or fight for race wins at this time of the season, all things being equal. Speaking before the season opening Australian Grand Prix, the youngster said that considering how things have been for the Red Bull Racing team over the weekend, the qualifying was much better but the team still is a long way away from where they need and aspire to be.More