It... Red Bull Racing switched Alexander Albon from AlphaTauri (then Toro Rosso) to Red Bull with Pierre Gasly going... Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen hit each other in the first lap during the Portuguese Grand Prix and Perez came... Alexander Albon is under considerable pressure at Red Bull Racing. Copy link Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook According to Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner, continuing with the Honda bikes after 2021 is 'the only option that works' for the team. However, the introduction of the regulations was delayed until the 2022 championship in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s absolutely fundamental that there has to be an engine freeze with these power units until the introduction of the new engines", the Brit continues. ", According to Horner, there is no longer any option of becoming a customer of Mercedes, Ferrari or Renault. However, Ferrari has voiced its opposition to a power unit status quo, a predictable stance given the dismal performance of the Scuderia's unit relative to its peers, while Mercedes is obviously assessing the situation from a position of strength, having hegemonically dominated the hybrid era in F1. Honda's exit from F1 at the end of next season has left Red Bull scrambling to find an engine solution for both its teams by the end of this year. Formula One engines have come through a variety of regulations, manufacturers and configurations through the years. Lando Norris did not really like Lance Stroll after the Portuguese Grand Prix. âDue to the currently volatile financial situation this has created, it has been agreed that teams will use their 2020 chassis for 2021, with the potential freezing of further components to be discussed in due course. "But I think we should be doing everything to give Red Bull that opportunity.". I'd like to support it. You can immediately use your account and comment on the news items. Thank you for signing up! It’s inconvenient to supply a team like Red Bull, we’re not a standard customer team, we’re not a small team.". They don't want to go back to a customer status. According to Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner, continuing with the Honda bikes after 2021 is 'the only option that works' for the team. 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He had a bad start but was unable to move forward during the... Red Bull Racing gambled on Saturday by letting Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon drive the red tire in Q2. The team boss of the Maranello-based... Charles Leclerc just fell short for a podium place on Sunday, but the 23-year-old driver is nevertheless very satisfied.... Alexander Albon struggled on the Portimao circuit. Regulations (the “Sporting Regulations”), the Formula One Financial Regulations (the “Financial Regulations”) and any other regulations applicable to the Championship as issued by the FIA from time to time, together referred to as the “Regulations”. ANALYSIS: What the 2021 rules delay means for F1. âAll teams expressed their support for the FIA and Formula 1 in their ongoing efforts to restructure the 2020 calendar as the global situation regarding COVID-19 develops. "Toto’s made Mercedes’ case very clear. It's doubtful whether he will still be in that... Red Bull ignores Gasly for 2021 and this is the remarkable why, Wolff explains difference between Hamilton and Bottas: "That pressure...", Verstappen was shocked by Raikkonen: "I thought: what is going on? ", Gallery: The beautiful wives and girlfriends of F1 drivers, Keep up to date with all the F1 news via Facebook and Twitter, Welcome to our index page of the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix. But the more we look, there really only is one option that works and that would be to agree something with Honda where we could take on the [intellectual property] for the Honda engine", says Horner at Sky Sports F1. But Red Bull's Helmut Marko has threatened to pull out of F1 if all three engine manufacturers don't agree to a development freeze. This era used pre-war voiturette engine regulations, with 4.5 L atmospheric and 1.5 L supercharged engines. Why? It is hoped that this will ease the financial burden on the teams, particularly at a time when their income may be reduced because of fewer races this year. "It's a sensible proposal. In doing so, he is letting it be known that Red Bull does not want to become a Renault customer team again and Renault does not want to supply them. There was... Christian Horner does not think that Pierre Gasly is the solution to the problems that Red Bull has with its car.... George Russell has weighed in on the rumours surrounding himself, Sergio Perez and his seat at Williams by saying... Sebastian Vettel has been having problems staying close to teammate Charles Leclerc throughout the season and this... Lewis Hamilton now holds the record for the most race wins. by GPblog.com. While Mercedes has dismissed an engine supply deal with its rival, Renault could be compelled by the FIA to rekindle its relationship with the energy drink company. F1 News. However, Honda is open to the idea of transferring its F1 engine program to Milton Keynes from 2022, an alternative that appeals to Red Bull, but only under the condition that a freeze on development is enforced after next season. "Obviously we’ve got a little bit of time. ". So that’s why the governing body really needs to take control of this. âThe introduction and implementation of the financial regulations will go ahead as planned in 2021, and discussions remain ongoing between the FIA, Formula 1 and all teams regarding further ways to make significant cost savings. PADDOCK PASS: All the reaction from a record-breaking Portuguese Grand Prix, FIA post-race press conference - Portugal, What the teams said â Race day in Portugal, âI had no paceâ â Bottas left mystified by lack of performance at Portimao, WATCH: Every one of Lewis Hamilton's 92 F1 wins, from Canada 2007 to Portugal 2020, F1, the FIA and all 10 teams have unanimously agreed to delay the introduction of the 2021 technical regulations by a year to 2022â¦. © 2020 Autosport International B.V. All rights reserved. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says he would support a freeze on engine development in F1 from 2022, a "sensible proposal" that would allow Red Bull to continue to use Honda's power unit. "That’s a very precarious place for the sport to be. "I totally understand where Red Bull is coming from. Renault has stated that it would agree to such a development freeze for the remainder of the current regulation cycle that extends until the end of 2025 if parity is achieved between all three engines.