Are Red Bull really building their own F1 engine? 24 August, 2014 Together Red Bull and Renault have won eight F1 world titles in four years but 2014 has been below par World champion team Red Bull are either getting deeply involved with the improvement of engine partner Renault’s Formula 1 V6 turbo power unit project or in the process of building their own engine in-house. Deeply frustrated with the French marque’s start to the new turbo era, Red Bull forced a restructuring at Renault, involving the return of boss Cyril Abiteboul. But that is not all, Auto Motor und Sport reports that Red Bull is now at the forefront of Renault’s push to vastly improve its ‘power unit’ and bridge the reported 60 horse power gap to Mercedes. The report suggested development lines have been clearly drawb, with Viry-Chatillon remaining in charge of the engine and turbo but Red Bull taking over the electric and energy-storage side of the package at Milton-Keynes. But Red Bull is actually “advertising for personnel in all disciplines of engine development,” Auto Motor und Sport claims. “The listed address is always Red Bull. Are they building an engine in-house?” The question was triggered because, last month at Silverstone, Infiniti chief Andy Palmer reportedly met with Red Bull chiefs and discussed building a Red Bull engine. Renault’s engine chief Rob White played down the reports of engine-specialist recruiting at Milton Keynes by saying: “It is just easier (for Renault) to recruit people in England than it is in France. And the new Red Bull technology centre also needs engineers.” (GMM) Tweet Related NewsHorner wrong to blame Renault for Austria problemsRed Bull to buy Renault F1 engine division?Renault boss irritated by Mercedes domination reportsRenault: Our works team is called Red BullRed Bull: We will be the proper Renault works teamMarko wants Renault on par with Mercedes in 2015Renault: No intention to sell the F1 engine departmentRenault: We have to respect what Mercedes have doneHorner denies reports that Renault to be ditchedRenault F1 V6 turbo project up for sale?