user icon

Dr. Helmut Marko regrets his outburst about Renault claims Lauda

  • Published on 29 Oct 2015 18:58
  • comments 2
  • By: Harry Shovelar

Former Three-time World Champion Niki Lauda has heard firsthand from Red Bull's Advisor Dr. Helmut Marko that he now regrets criticism that he made about Engine Partners Renault.

Red Bull and specifically Marko have consistently been vocal on the failure of Renault's inability to produce a competitive engine for 2014 and 2015 - furthermore lack of optimism for the 2016 Engine. Which has led Red Bull to announce the dissolution of their partnership with the French Manufactures, as they look for a new supplier.

Meanwhile, Non-Executive Chairman of Mercedes Niki Lauda reckons that fellow Austrian Marko now regrets the harsh criticism that he had made throughout the year. With Honda being the latest rejection of supplying Red Bull for next year, Lauda now has the view that their only option is to reconcile with Renault

 “If you ask Marko honestly, 'did you make too much negative talk in your relationship with Renault?'

"He also said to me, 'Yes.'

"All I'm trying to say is that the only alternative if Red Bull wants to continue, and I think they want to, is to find a way with Renault. It's clear.”

US Grand Prix saw Renault use 11 of their 12 available tokens for their first engine update of the season. Experts believe it to be worth two-tenths extra per a lap, but ultimately both Red Bull and Renault decided against running it.

With both companies toeing the same line, may suggest that things might be more harmonious between the two.

Written by Harry Shovelar

 

Replies (2)

Login to reply
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    So now Marko needs to lick Renault's exhaust pipe in an attempt to fix the broken relationship? ;)

    • + 1
    • Oct 29 2015 - 22:18

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?

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar