Connect with us

2016 F1

Red Bull could secure an engine for 2016 F1

Published

on

Red Bull could secure an engine for 2016 F1

Red Bull could secure an engine for 2016 F1

The French F1 engine manufacturer, Renault may be set to deal Red Bull Racing a F1 rescue; with the Renault reportedly considering a plan to offer the Red Bull a set of “unbranded” V6 turbo power units for 2016.

Top F1 engine makers, Ferrari and Mercedes have refused to deal with Red Bull while Honda appeared keen on a deal only for its McLaren partner to veto the idea as Ron Dennis looked to defend its exclusive partnership with the Honda.

Last few weeks, the financially-struggling team Lotus’ buyout by Renault looked set to collapse, while Red Bull is on the verge of being pushed out of F1 amid four engine suppliers unwilling to work with the energy drink stable.

But the latest growing rumour is that Red Bull looks set to keep racing next year by using an unbranded Renault engine run independently of the French carmaker.

It appears Red Bull and Renault, who are officially splitting, have now agreed a separate deal whereby the team can complete its “unbranded power unit” next year with its own energy recovery expertise, with the possible support of Mario Illien and the Austrian engine specialists AVL.

The reports also notes that, while it is uncertain whether those engines would run under an alternative name—or even “with no name at all”—a “decision to commit to the idea” could be imminent.

At the tail end of the last year Red Bull recruited, engine guru Mario Illien in attempt to help Renault sports. The latest growing rumour says that, Illien’s guided Red Bull will supply their own ERS components for 2016 unbranded V6, and they will be able to develop the ICE for future.

French manufacturer has used a significant amount of tokens for season finale, experts says 6% gain on ICE, all token was used on Turbo and ICE ! 6% is about 50bhp, and also Red Bull planning a revised version of fully-upgraded 2015 Renault engine for next season (unbranded power unit.

The rumour has been strengthened by news that Red Bull will finally run the latest specification of Renault’s 2015 power unit – which could form the basis of the unbranded engine for 2016 – next weekend in Brazil.

“We will probably have the new engine version at least in one car,” Dr Helmut Marko confirmed to Speed Week.

At the same time, Renault’s plans to complete its split with Red Bull and continue in formula one next year as a ‘works team’ now appear back on track.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F123 hours ago

Brazil ramps up efforts to keep grand prix

Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have ramped up efforts to keep Interlagos on the F1 calendar. The contract expires...

2018 F123 hours ago

Marchionne death hurt Ferrari morale – Tronchetti Provera

Ferrari is “very close” to its goal of bringing the title back to Maranello after more than a decade. That...

2018 F123 hours ago

Verstappen would ‘kick psychologist out’

Max Verstappen says he regrets nothing about shoving Esteban Ocon after Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix. The Dutchman will do two...

2018 F12 days ago

Miami GP plans still not dead – Carey

Chase Carey insists that plans for a grand prix in Miami have not been scrapped. In late September, the Miami...

2018 F12 days ago

‘Only goal’ is sports car title – Alonso

Fernando Alonso says his “only goal” for now is winning the world endurance championship. The Spaniard is retiring from F1...

2018 F12 days ago

Vettel not worried about incoming Leclerc

Sebastian Vettel says he is not worried about the ambitions of his new Ferrari teammate for 2019. German Vettel has...

2018 F12 days ago

Lauda to bring doctor to Abu Dhabi comeback – Marko

Niki Lauda really is determined to return to the F1 paddock next weekend, according to his friend Dr Helmut Marko....

2018 F12 days ago

Wolff vows to support Vandoorne’s career

Toto Wolff thinks dumped McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne can still have a bright future. The Mercedes boss says he is...

2018 F12 days ago

Red Bull says Ocon ‘lucky to escape with a shove’

Max Verstappen has found support from within his team for his behaviour after the Brazilian grand prix. The Dutchman was...

2018 F12 days ago

Wolff denies Mercedes struggling amid wheel controversy

Toto Wolff has denied that Mercedes is struggling amid the controversy about its wheel rim design. The F1 world 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