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Briatore advises Mercedes to supply Red Bull Racing

  • Published on 26 Aug 2015 11:34
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Flavio Briatore has urged Mercedes to supply engines to Red Bull. While the F1 world waits for Renault to decide its next steps, struggling Red Bull is reportedly pushing to break its 2016 contract and team up with Mercedes.

Arch rival Mercedes, however, is wondering whether supplying the field-leading 'power unit' to former quadruple world champions Red Bull is a good move. Briatore, the former Renault team boss, thinks so. "Why would they (Mercedes) do it? For the competition," the flamboyant Italian is quoted by La Repubblica.

"If I was Mercedes I would give the engines to Red Bull. To win, you have to have someone to race against. And a race is what is lacking now in F1. The first goal of a team like Mercedes is to have a race. The second is to win it," Briatore argued. (GMM)

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  • khasmir

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    I guess it all depends on what Renault does. If they buy either Lotus or Force India it will free up a set of Merc engines for Red Bull. But if Red Bull breaks the contract before Renault does by becoming a manufacturer again, it will cost them dearly. And what about Infiniti which is part of the Renault-Nissan alliance? It's like a political minefield...

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    • Aug 26 2015 - 18:18
    • I suppose its sort of Red Bull's own fault for making various contracts with all of Renault's partners. You should not forget that they'll not only lose Infiniti if they lose Renault, but also Total, so they will have to look for another supplier of fuel and lubricant aswell as a whole ton of sponsorcash. So yes: a minefield indeed. Will be interesting to see what Renault will do.

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      • Aug 27 2015 - 08:59

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