Red Bull’s own engine has preference

That has top adviser Helmut Marko said on the German television channel SPORTS 1. “Assuming the talks go well, we’d rather take over the base from Honda and then continue building the engines at our Milton Keynes plant,” said Marko.

Honda will stop as engine supplier to Red Bull Racing and sister team AlphaTauri after 2021. Max Verstappen’s team must therefore look for a new power source. Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault are the three remaining suppliers in Formula 1. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has already closed the door for Red Bull.

Marko: “All those manufacturers have their own team and build the chassis and engine from one piece. We get something that we have to build a chassis around. That requires a difficult technical solution, which is why we prefer that we build on the Honda engine ourselves. ”

Important condition

There is an important condition, says the Austrian. “We must then get the cooperation of the international motorsport federation FIA. He must adjust the engine regulations, so that from the first race in 2022 a ban on further development of the engine is in effect. ”

New engines in Formula 1 are now only expected from 2026. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner expressed the hope that this introduction will be brought forward at the Nürburgring. The top team wants to make a decision before the end of this year regarding the future and the power source.

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