Red Bull sister team confirm deal 2015-spec Ferrari engine for next season, and also underlined Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. will stay at the team following electrifying in their recruit seasons.
F1’s youngest Verstappen finished 12th in the Drivers’ Championship with 49 points, including two fourth-place finishes.
Team-mate Carlos Sainz has unavoidably been cast in his young team-mate’s shadow and finished 15th in the drivers’ standings.
“Toro Rosso and Scuderia Ferrari have reached an agreement that will see our team use the current Ferrari power unit in the 2016 Formula One season,” said Ferrari in a statement.
“We can also count on Carlos and Max who, after being confirmed for the 2016 season, will be able to translate all this year’s learnings and experience into additional valuable feedback throughout the season.” Toro Rosso said in a statement.
Renault will be returning as a full works team next year after taking over Lotus while Red Bull will use an engine provided by Renault but with the branding of the team’s new partner, luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer.