Says team won’t be building its own V6
Christian Horner has added his denial to reports Red Bull could end its F1 engine crisis by building its own turbo V6.
Amid the reigning world champions’ obvious frustration with Renault in 2014, the story of a ‘Red Bull engine’ intensified when Dr Helmut Marko admitted last week that it was a possibility.
But team owner Dietrich Mateschitz this week issued a clear denial.
Boss Horner now follows suit.
“Red Bull is a chassis manufacturer and we have no ambition to become an engine manufacturer,” he told the Austrian broadcaster Servus TV.
However, the rumours are not likely to stop there. Despite Red Bull’s 2016 contract, the team is not committing to running French power beyond next year.