Abiteboul about Red Bull: "Think we are far away from interest"
By Dennis Schnitzler 09 October 2020 | 13:56
Renault has not been approached by Red Bull Racing to become an engine supplier again for the team from Austria after 2021. Due to Honda's announcement that it wants to focus more on carbon neutrality and leave Formula 1 after next season, Red Bull and AlphaTauri have been left without an engine supplier.
"I can't imagine they (Red Bull, ed.) wouldn't have a plan A or a plan B", said Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul at the press conference on Friday. "I think we are a long way from the interest". The French manufacturer supplied the power unit to the Austrian racing team from 2007 to 2018. However, the two parties broke up in 2019.
Red Bull entered into a partnership with Japanese car manufacturer Honda, with which it has won five victories so far. With two pole positions and fifteen podium finishes, the news came as a surprise that Honda was pulling the plug for the whole of Formula 1. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)
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