Bulls set for in-house engines

Daniil Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat

Red Bull Racing’s engine dilemma looks set to be endedby mending the bridges with Renault.

The team are set to develop their own modifications to next year’s Renault engines alongside Mario Illien, who helped pioneer the Mercedes engines in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Red Bull and their engine provider have been at loggerheads all season long, with the Tilbrook squad frustrated with a lack of progress over the winter.

Their problems have seen Red Bull fall from second last season to fourth this season, stepping on the podium just three times during 2015, and look set to have their first winless season since 2008.

But with Mercedes, Ferrari and Honda refusing to provide Christian Horner’s team with power units for 2016 and beyond, the team appear to have finally come to a conclusion by developing their in-house Renault engines next year.

Official confirmation of this is expected at the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi next weekend.