user icon

Losing Renault would be a great loss for F1 - Vettel

  • Published on 18 Sep 2015 08:40
  • comments 0
  • By: Rob Veenstra

One of the loudest questions being asked around the Singapore paddock is 'What engine will power Red Bull next year?' That the energy drink stable is splitting with Renault is now widely known, even though it is an unofficial fact that former team driver Sebastian Vettel thinks is "sad".

Vettel, now at Ferrari, won all four of his titles with Renault power, and so his comments in Singapore might be interpreted as a dig at his former team. "There are a lot of things Renault has achieved that people tend to forget. I hope they stay in the sport as Renault would be a great loss for formula one," said the German.

Vettel, however, already has competitive Ferrari power this year, which is something lead Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo might be very happy to have. There are also lingering rumours that Red Bull could be Mercedes-powered in 2016. "My preference is whatever is fastest," Ricciardo said on Thursday. "People say Mercedes, Ferrari, what would it be? Whichever is going to give us the better chance of victory."

Ferrari might seem the best fit for Red Bull, given Ricciardo's heritage and also the fact his teammate is Russian Daniil Kvyat. "He is almost Italian," grinned Ricciardo. "He lived for many years in Rome." Vettel can also imagine a Ferrari-powered Red Bull. "I think they had that before," he smiled. "At that time there was a separation because they were no longer happy with the engines. Maybe it will be the other way around this time." (GMM)

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team McLaren
  • Points 1,006
  • Podiums 24
  • Grand Prix 141
  • Country AU
  • Date of b. Jul 1 1989 (32)
  • Place of b. Perth, AU
  • Weight 64 kg
  • Length 1.75 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28 2021
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18 2021
Italy
30 - May 2 2021
Portugal
7 - May 9 2021
Spain
20 - May 23 2021
Monaco
4 - Jun 6 2021
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20 2021
France
25 - Jun 27 2021
Austria
2 - Jul 4 2021
Austria
16 - Jul 18 2021
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1 2021
Hungary
27 - Aug 29 2021
Belgium
3 - Sep 5 2021
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12 2021
Italy
24 - Sep 26 2021
Russian
8 - Oct 10 2021
Japan
8 - Oct 10 2021
Turkey
22 - Oct 24 2021
United States of America
5 - Nov 7 2021
Mexico
12 - Nov 14 2021
Brazil
19 - Nov 21 2021
Qatar
3 - Dec 5 2021
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12 2021
United Arab Emirates
-
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28 2021
16 - Apr 18 2021
30 - May 2 2021
7 - May 9 2021
20 - May 23 2021
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6 2021
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20 2021
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27 2021
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4 2021
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18 2021
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1 2021
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29 2021
3 - Sep 5 2021
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12 2021
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26 2021
Russian Sochi Autodrom
8 - Oct 10 2021
8 - Oct 10 2021
Turkey Istanbul Park
22 - Oct 24 2021
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
5 - Nov 7 2021
12 - Nov 14 2021
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21 2021
3 - Dec 5 2021
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12 2021
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
-
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar