Red Bull F1 team principal Christian Horner says he wants to regret not supplying Toto Wolff and Mercedes with an F1 engine.
Red Bull F1’s future plans were confused when Honda F1 announced that it would withdraw from F1 for the 2021 season only. The obvious option was to become a customer team again, but none of the three engine makers were keen on supply and Red Bull didn’t want it either.
Eventually Red Bull decided to take over Honda’s intellectual property rights and establish its own F1 engine division, Red Bull Powertrains.
Christian Horner believes this choice is the best solution for Red Bull F1 and wants to regret Mercedes who decided not to supply the F1 engine.
“We need a competitive engine and this is the best route,” said Christian Horner. Autocar.co.uk Told to.
“Mercedes wouldn’t have supplied the engine, and Renault didn’t want to supply the engine, so we didn’t have many options left.”
“We’re pushing it forward and we have to make Toto (Wolf) regret the decision. Someday he may need an engine from us!”
Prior to working with the Honda F1, Red Bull was supplied with an F1 engine by Renault, and the partnership resulted in a double title for the fourth consecutive year. However, Christian Horner and Cyril Abiteboul often clashed, and their relationship was tense, to say the least.
Christian Horner says he had no such problems with the Honda F1. Honda F1 was working only with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri, so it was a partnership that went beyond just a customer team.
Christian Horner says his work with Honda F1 has made Red Bull eager to go his own way, rather than becoming someone else’s customer again.
“We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Honda for the past few years, but the predominant situation was that we were forced to make the decision to return to the world of customer engines,” added Christian Horner.
“I was wondering what the partnership with the manufacturer was like and what I could do. Can I go back to my customer position and make compromises? Or take this opportunity. I think it would be better to fully integrate the power unit with the technical team on the Milton Keynes premises and become the only team to put everything under one roof except Ferrari. “
“It was a very bold decision to move forward, but it’s Red Bull.”
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