Red Bull's engine options limited with Aston Martin interest only after 2021

Red Bull's engine options limited with Aston Martin interest only after 2021”

While that stoked fears that Red Bull might be saddled with Honda as their only engine option, Red Bull hinted to Sky Sports that they have "existing relationship" with a motor manufacturer who can hook them up in Renault's place for 2019 that sounds a lot like Aston Martin.

But while Toro Rosso, Honda's new partners and Red Bull's junior outfit, have predicted a big step forward from the Japanese firm, Honda's recent divorce from McLaren highlights the awkwardness of Red Bull's predicament - especially in terms of their attempts to keep Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo out of Ferrari and Mercedes' clutches.

The move comes ahead of an announcement today that McLaren will be dropping Honda in favour of Renault- hence the potential partnership between Red Bull and Honda. "For sure on Sunday, everyone can be selfish to do better, but it helps (with the relationship) if you understand the bigger picture", said Ricciardo.

Those deals have already been taken for granted in the paddock but the ramifications beyond 2018 for Red Bull, owned by Austrian energy drinks billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, threw a fresh twist on the shakeup.

In a not so surprising move, Renault announced Thursday that they will no longer be supplying Red Bull Racing their custom engines after the 2018 Formula One season. "Everybody is waiting to see what the regulations are for 2021 onwards".

He arrived in Southeast Asia just three points back in the standings behind Hamilton, who has been in rampant form, winning three of the last four grands prix.

Ayrton Senna's feud with fellow all-time great Alain Prost when the pair were at McLaren from 1988 to 1989 is the rivalry that has set the standard.

"It doesn't seem like these sort of circuits this year are a strength of Mercedes either so I think it could bring Ferrari and us really into that battle". The two were able to secure four consecutive driver's championships and constructor's titles from 2010 to 2013. But, other than a brief virtual safety car deployed to clear away an advertising hoarding that had fallen onto the track, the session was uneventful. It has also contributed S$1.4bn in tourism receipts to Singapore over the past decade and drawn over 450,000 international visitors, including projected arrivals for this year's race. "We've fortunately got one this year", he said. The current F1 regulations will end its cycle in 2020.

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