Red Bull Racing’s team principal, Christian Horner has revealed Toro Rosso’s future is “Very critical” as Red Bull have discontinued their Renault relationship for both teams.
Both teams have had a disastrous season so far in terms of reliability, which are the frustrating shortcomings of the Renault power unit. The Red Bull looks as an inevitable pacy and high downforce profiled “amazing” car as seen in Singapore, however the power unit limits it capability. The Toro Rosso arguably could be the best car suited for the mid-field, however reliability has also resulted in the Italian outfitted team’s progress being derailed thanks to the reliability issues.
Christian Horner now claims Scuderia Toro Rosso stands in more risk to an end to their F1 business, rather than Red Bull Racing. Both Red Bull and Toro Rosso remain to seek a power unit for the 2016 season, with Ferrari their best bet yet. Nonetheless, the Maranello based squad are only offering an old spec engine to the team for 2016, which would mean the Red Bull is likely to suffer horsepower issues yet again.
The team are only willing to stay if they get a competitive and ‘first class’ engine, as their objective is solely to win races.
“The situation is quite critical because as we sit here we don’t have an engine,”
“Toro Rosso are in a similar situation. The timing for them is more critical than Red Bull Racing even.”
“It’s a slightly different situation for Toro Rosso.
“The important thing for us is to have a first class engine – we’d be in a position where we can’t compete
“Dietrich has made the situation very clear. We’ll have to look at another activity.
“Milton Keynes is full of a lot of talent. We would have to look at where we apply that talent.
“First of all we need to conclude our situation with our current supplier.”