Red Bull and Renault deny Formula 1 split reports

Renault, Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel have wrapped up five consecutive F1 titles

Renault, Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel have wrapped up four consecutive F1 titles

Red Bull and Renault have denied reports that the reigning Formula 1 World Champions could split, amid a problem packed start to the 2014 season.

Together, after Sebastian Vettel won the last nine grands prix of 2013, Red Bull and Renault are now embroiled in a technical crisis after the new V6 ‘Power Unit’ struggled just to run in the rear of Adrian Newey’s RB10.

The dasastrous testing sessions at Jerez triggered reports that Red Bull is on the lookout for a new engine supplier.

Reports have emerged that Cosworth, without a customer for the 2014 season, has completed its turbo V6 engine prototype – a design that will not be raced this year.

The wilder reports claim that Red Bull could take over the project and run its own engines for 2015.

Red Bull RB10 launch at Jerez

Red Bull RB10 launch at Jerez

When asked about the split up reports, Renault Sport’s Remi Taffin told Sport Bild: “I know nothing about that.

“We are currently working very closely with Red Bull, and several teams of [Red Bull engineers are even at our base in Viry and working on the integration of the power unit and chassis.”

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko also told the German publication: “We have a long term contract with Renault, which is of course linked with our results on the track.

“Nevertheless, we are not going to panic, and are making a joint effort to solve the problems.”

World Champion Vettel also sounded calm about the current situation, whilst admitting that he hopes to finally get up to speed this week in Bahrain.

“Of course the Jerez test did not go the way we wanted,” he said. “Other teams did a lot more kilometres and that was important because we are talking about completely new technology.

“But it’s better to have the problems in testing than at the races.

“Hopefully the situation in Bahrain will already be better, and I’ll have a car not only that goes reliably around the track, but that I can use at full throttle.” (GMM)

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    Dear admin, have u observed the quality of your articles??? How can do such many mistakes?
    in the above article you say that Renault, Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel have wrapped up “five” consecutive F1 titles. Its 4 and not 5….!!!
    You guys need to ready your articles properly before posting it in a hurry..!!

  • GP247

    Thanks Ankush we will ready our articles properly in future…

  • Ankit

    @ankushsawant:disqus Dude come on man. Don’t embarrass yourself. It’s how can you MAKE SO many mistakes and not “do such many mistakes”. And it’s READ your articles properly, not “ready”, which you should be doing before posting your comment in a hurry!

  • karlich

    Okay, so I get it that you guys sub some articles. What I don’t get is how an earlier story quoting Helmut Marko on exactly the same answer led to an article that Red Bull ARE NOT denying a split with Renault, while this one here, the same quote by Marko and some old ones by Vettel are used to conjure up yet another story stating that Red Bull are denying a split.

    C’mon guys… sincerely, I enjoy your site, but roughly a third of the stuff you publish is regurgitated rubbish! Now please, don’t take offense – I am merely saying that you spin the same real news or quotes from different angles and in different combinations to pull “new”, often contradicting, news blurbs out of thin air.

  • Resultant Asteroid

    Yes, I’m starting to think they should name this website AJN-on-F1 dot com.

  • Tamburello1994

    You do know you now can REPLY directly to someones comment and rubbish the @ sign, No?

    Just trying to be helpful.