Toto Wolf rules out that in 2022 Mercedesengines are in the back of the Red Bulls. Renaultteam boss Cyril Abiteboul, on the other hand, opens the door ajar, but has not heard from the Austrian formation yet.
Motor supplier Honda announced last week that it would disappear from Formula 1 after 2021, which means that Red Bull Racing looking for a new source of power. Since then, the future of the Austrian formation has been the topic of discussion. Time seems to be running out, and the options also seem limited. Especially now that Mercedes has finally closed the door for a possible cooperation.
Team boss Toto Wolff has announced from Germany that it is out of the question that there will be Mercedes engines in the back of the Red Bulls in 2022: “There are several reasons for this, but the most important is that we already have engines for four teams. [Williams, McLaren, Racing Point en Mercedes zelf] to deliver. Helmut Marko certainly has a plan B, “he is referring to the CEO of Red Bull Racing.
Cyril Abiteboul is opening the door for a collaboration ajar. That is not surprising, because if Red Bull Racing cannot find a supplier, Renault is obliged to come over, as the French manufacturer has the fewest customers: “But I have not heard anything yet. Besides, I cannot imagine that they don’t have backup plans. I don’t think there is an order coming up, “said the team boss.