Horner Wants to “Make Toto Rue That Decision” to Not Supply Red Bull With Mercedes F1 Engines

Published 05/30/2021, 7:55 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff with Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Red Bull were switching engine suppliers and when they needed help, Mercedes decided not to back them up. Now with their own powertrains in development, team principal of Red Bull, Christian Horner states that it will the Silver Arrows coming to them for engines in the near future.

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Red Bull boss, Horner says Mercedes will want their engine in the future

Speaking to Autocar, Horner, said, “We need a competitive engine, and this is the best route. Mercedes wouldn’t supply one and Renault didn’t want to supply one, so it didn’t leave us with a lot of choice.”

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

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“We’ve got to get on with it and make Toto rue that decision. Maybe one day he will need an engine from us!”, Horner concluded.

Horner remains optimistic about the new engine project

When it was announced that Honda was departing away from Formula One, it left people with questions on their mind about Red Bull’s future. However, the team came to a solution and decided to make their own engines once their Japanese manufacture leaves.

As stated from Red Bull’s website, Horner said, “Red Bull’s mission to bring all aspects of its Formula One operations in-house through Red Bull Powertrains is an enormously exciting undertaking but also an extremely demanding one.

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

“And we know that success will only be achieved by bringing in the best and brightest talent, by providing them with the right tools and by creating the right environment in which they can thrive,” he concluded.

In this battle for engine supremacy, who do you think will come out on top? Will it be the usual Mercedes team or will Red Bull find the perfect formula to develop their engine? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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