Will Red Bull switch to Cosworth engines?

Author of the article: , published March 18, 2015.

After the transition to the new powertrain formula, the Red Bull team found themselves in a serious dilemma. Renault's powertrain was already very disappointing last season, and this year the French manufacturer fell behind at first glance.

Friction arose between Renault and Red Bull. Although they won four consecutive championship titles together (2010-2013) and Red Bull even became Renault's kind of non-factory factory team, relations have now cooled completely, and the cooperation between them is to the surprise of Adrian Newey, chief designer at Red Bull, no more.

In the garages, finger-pointing and blaming can be seen between the two, while Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz is quietly selling his other team in the background, Toro Rosso to Renault, who wants his very real factory team.

There is even talk of ending the collaboration between Renault and Red Bull. But which engines could the Austrian team choose? They definitely want the best at the moment, that is, Mercedes. They wanted to switch to the German manufacturer as early as 2010, but the signing of the contract was stopped by McLaren and Brawn GP (now the Mercedes team), who were already using Mercedes engines. But even this time, the question is whether Mercedes would be willing to give their rival that one thing that prevents him from stealing important points in the championship.

Red Bull would also be hesitant to buy the engines of its main competitor for the same reason that Ron Dennis installed Honda powertrains in his race cars.

In addition to Ferrari, which obviously has the second best engine this year, Mateschitz could design a meeting with Cosworth, which already in 2011 prepared a V6 engine, in accordance with the current rules of Formula One, and all the while updating and refining it, while waiting for opportunity to return to Formula One.

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