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Mateschitz: Factory teams know that Red Bull will be faster than them

Mateschitz: Factory teams know that Red Bull will be faster than them

Mateschitz: Factory teams know that Red Bull will be faster than them

Dietrich Mateschitz has accused Red Bull’s powerful rivals of lacking the “courage and sportsmanship” to supply the team with engines in 2016.

As he added another “three weeks” to his former end-of-October deadline for the resolution of the engine crisis, the Red Bull mogul explained: “The situation is very simple.

“We do not get any of the existing engines, because they fear us or know that we will be faster than their factory teams,” the Austrian billionaire told Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper.

So while Red Bull has demonstrated a willingness to pay top-dollar to Mercedes, Ferrari or even Honda, he says what is lacking is the necessary “courage and sportsmanship, which you cannot buy”.

It is believed the last option left on the table for Red Bull could be a deal whereby the split with Renault is completed, but the team is able to run an unbranded engine next year based on the French carmaker’s power unit.

Mateschitz did not refer to those reports but admitted there were some “complicated” solutions that have not been entirely ruled out.

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  1. Glenn

    2015/11/04 at 8:45 am

    At least Ferrari and Mercedes have the conviction to be full chassis and engine constructors, rather then playing the blame game perhaps Mateschitz should put his money where his mouth is and build his own engine too then he will have no one to blame for being uncompetitive.

  2. Dave

    2015/11/04 at 8:44 am

    So if they give you an engine will you give them a Adrian Newey chassis

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