Red Bull to part ways with Renault?
Red Bull Formula 1 team will not run Renault engines next year, Autosport reports.
Unhappy with Renault’s engines in the last two seasons, it looks like Red Bull finally lost patience and decided to look elsewhere. There was a lot of hard words and charges between two sides, especially in 2015, so further partnership looks impossible, despite their contract expiring in 2016.
A source is reporting that Red Bull issued a document with a request of contract termination which will be accepted by French manufacturer.
Red Bull will probably turn to Mercedes or Ferrari engines, but it remains unclear what it means in terms of their second team, Toro Rosso, which also runs Renault engines.
In the meantime, Renault is negotiating a potential buy of Lotus F1 team. It s understood that the deal is close, but if two sides fail to make an agreement, Renault will probably quit Formula 1 as earlier said Renault Sport’s F1 sporting director Cyril Abiteboul.
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