Connect with us

2016 F1

Red Bull eyes Jean Todt’s help amid engine supply crisis

Published

on

Red Bull F1 team eyes Jean Todt's help amid engine supply crisis

Red Bull F1 team eyes Jean Todt’s help amid engine supply crisis

Red Bull is now looking to the most powerful man in motor racing to help solve its engine supply crisis.

Just as Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz’s self-imposed end-of-October deadline expires, FIA president Jean Todt showed up in Mexico City for an ultra-rare F1 paddock appearance.

The Frenchman admitted the fact Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso are currently without power units for 2016 is “frustrating”.

“There is always a reason why certain things happen,” said Todt. “But we should give all the assistance we can so that they are at the start next year with a homologated engine.”

That is not quite the sound of a firing engine, but it is music to the ears of Dr Helmut Marko, who is Mateschitz’s right-hand man on F1 matters.

“It’s a difficult situation,” Marko admitted to Bild am Sonntag newspaper in Mexico.

After it emerged McLaren had vetoed a last-resort deal between Red Bull and Honda, Eric Boullier explained to Auto Motor und Sport: “Honda and us are partners with a common approach.

“It is not about Ron Dennis and (Yasuhisa) Arai-San saying yes. The fact is that Red Bull put itself in this situation and we are not a welfare organisation,” he added.

Marko continued: “Everything is very tedious. But Jean Todt is here in Mexico so hopefully we will soon know some more about the new engine,” added the Austrian.

Todt was also quoted as saying: “I am sure the people of Red Bull are working diligently to find a solution. And Bernie Ecclestone has offered to help.

“I am optimistic that Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso will contest next year’s world championship. But that’s all I can say for now.” (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F11 day ago

Raikkonen move means ‘Sauber is now Ferrari’ – Ecclestone

  Bernie Ecclestone has applauded Kimi Raikkonen’s move to Sauber. Raikkonen, 39, surprised the F1 world by signing up with...

2018 F12 days ago

McLaren split boost Honda progress – Verstappen

Max Verstappen admits he is getting excited about 2019. Recently highly critical of Renault, the Dutchman finished second behind Ferrari’s...

2018 F12 days ago

I’m “very happy” to join Sauber F1 for 2019 – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen says he is “very happy” to join Sauber for 2019, even though he finally ended his winning drought...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 chequered flag rules changed for 2019

F1 has changed a long-standing rule about the iconic chequered flag. In Montreal this year, the end of the Canadian...

2018 F12 days ago

Max made brilliant P2, what a drive from P18 – Red Bull

Max Verstappen took a remarkable drive to second from 18th place on the grid at the United States Grand Prix,...

2018 F12 days ago

Magnussen facing disqualification from US Grand Prix

Kevin Magnussen is facing disqualification from United States Grand Prix after it was detected that the Haas speedy exceeded the...

2018 F12 days ago

Raikkonen troll Hamilton after US Grand Prix win?

Race winner Kimi Raikkonen and second podium finisher Max Verstappen, both asked Lewis Hamilton whether he had still become the...

2018 F12 days ago

Raikkonen wins his first race in 2044 days by claiming US GP

Ferrari speedy Kimi Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix. Its ends his 113-race wait for a top podium. Lewis Hamilton finish...

2018 F13 days ago

How can Lewis Hamilton win the fifth F1 title at the US Grand Prix

Mercedes speedy Lewis Hamilton took a big step near to sealing his fifth F1 world title after securing his Mercedes...

2018 F13 days ago

Verstappen quiet over female-only series

Max Verstappen is keeping his mouth shut about the new female-only open wheeler category. When the ‘W Series’ concept was...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media