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The crucial insult to Red Bull, future still in doubt

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The crucial insult to Red Bull, future still in doubt

The crucial insult to Red Bull, future still in doubt

1996 Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill told Sky Sports Manor’s success in securing a supply of Mercedes engines for 2016 season has served to further highlight the problems Red Bull are having to ensure their F1 future.

Manor F1 have got a huge boost as they will have Mercedes engines and Williams Advanced Engineering technical partnership for the next season.

Crucially for Manor’s chances of moving up the F1 grid, the multi-year deal includes the stipulation that the German manufacturer will supply them with same-year engines as their works squad. Season delayed entry meant Manor has been forced to run a modified 2014-spec car with year-old Ferrari power unit and been cut adrift at the back of the field.

In difference, four-time F1 world champions Red Bull stays without an engine deal for 2016, with their affiliation with Renault on the brink of separation and attempts to source their own supply of Mercedes’ class-leading units having failed to reach fruition.

Red Bull remain in talks with Ferrari but the Italian team are so far thought to have only offered their rivals a one-year-old version of their engine, a solution the energy drinks brand have made clear they are not willing to accept.

“This leaves Red Bull with a very interesting problem,” Hill said.

“Here they are, one of the top teams, who were denied a contemporary engine and were told they were going to have to make do with year-old engines [by Ferrari], which clearly wasn’t acceptable for them.

“What has been a boon for Manor Marussia clearly highlights the difficulty of the situation at Red Bull. “

“Red Bull were probably a bit too competitive for their own good. So you can understand the reasons why Mercedes would not want to give an engine to them. But they’ve also typically been pretty harsh on their engine suppliers, who have been Renault, so they have a reputation as tough customers.

“They are now left in a position where there are no engines currently available for them.”

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