RED BULL TO UPGRADE ENGINE PERFORMANCE

#Formula One Update

 

 

After a successful Canadian Grand Prix championship tournament, Red Bull has decided to either stick with Renault, who powered them to all their four Formula One championships, or switch to Honda engines from next season.

Team boss Christian Horner, after Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, won by his Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo, said that a decision would have to be made by the end of June, beginning of July most likely.

“We’re waiting with great interest to see the relative performance of engines in Montreal in two weeks’ time,” he added

Red Bull, whose Renault engines are branded Tag Heuer, have won twice this season but have had a rocky relationship with the French company since the start of the V6 turbo hybrid era in 2014.

Honda on the other end are working with Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso and have improved the performance of their engine notably since the termination of a three-year partnership with McLaren.

While Ricciardo is third overall in the championship with 72 points, he has suffered reliability problems as well as a costly crash with team-mate Max Verstappen. He is  currently 38 points off Mercedes’ leader Lewis Hamilton.

 

SOURCE:

Straits Times

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