F1 News

Red Bull taking over Renault's F1 electric development

Posted on by
Renault 2014 Power Unit
Renault 2014 Power Unit (engine)


Renault 2014 Power Unit

Renault 2014 Power Unit (engine)

Red Bull is getting deeply involved with the improvement of engine partner Renault's F1 project.

Deeply frustrated with the French marque's start to the new V6 turbo era, Red Bull forced a restructuring at Renault, involving the return of boss Cyril Abiteboul.

But that is not all. Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports that Red Bull is now at the forefront of Renault's push to vastly improve its 'power unit' and bridge the rumoured 60 horse power gap to Mercedes.

The report suggested development lines have been clearly drawb, with Viry-Chatillon remaining in charge of the engine and turbo but Red Bull taking over the electric and energy-storage side of the package at Milton-Keynes.

But Red Bull is actually "advertising for personnel in all disciplines of engine development," Auto Motor und Sport claims.

"The listed address is always Red Bull. Are they building an engine in-house?"

The question was triggered because, last month at Silverstone, Infiniti chief Andy Palmer reportedly met with Red Bull chiefs and discussed building a Red Bull engine.

Renault's engine chief Rob White played down the rumours of engine-specialist recruiting at Milton Keynes by saying: "It is just easier (for Renault) to recruit people in England than it is in France.

"And the new Red Bull technology centre also needs engineers," he added.

Book discounted tickets and reservate your hotel room in our F1 Tickets Shop.

Please share this article & subscribe to our FREE weekly F1 Newsletter


Latest F1 News posts:

See older posts in our F1 News Archive »

Stay Updated by F1-Fansite!

Each subscriber has a change to win one of our
2017 F1-Fansite.com Photo Calendars!.
Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com 2016 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix

Book F1 Tickets Mexican F1 GP Mexico '16Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Brazilian F1 GP Brazil '16Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Abu Dhabi F1 GP Abu Dhabi '16Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Australian F1 GP Australia '17AvialableBook Now
Book F1 Tickets China F1 GP China '1710% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Spanish F1 GP Spain '1720% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Monaco F1 GP Monaco '17AvailableBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Austrian F1 GP Austria '1720% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets British F1 GP UK '17AvailableBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Hungarian F1 GP Hungary '1720% discountBook Now
Book F1 Tickets Belgian F1 GP Belgium '1725% discountBook Now


Will Hulkenberg deliver the 'giant leap" for Renault?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
F1 Polls