Red Bull facing Honda engine switch in 2019

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Red Bull facing Honda engine switch in 2019

Ferrari and Mercedes have no intention to extend supply deals beyond current commitments, and were not interested in Red Bull supply for 2016 when previously offered the chance.

Although Red Bull joining Toro Rosso with Honda power in 2019 has been an obvious option, should the Japanese engine show sufficient improvement next season, it now appears that the Milton Keynes team’s hand has been forced.

Although an extended deal between Renault and Red Bull for 2019 and 2020 was never formally announced, Motorsport.com understands that it was agreed, but that it now in the process of being
cancelled by the French manufacturer as part of the fallout of Toro Rosso’s divorce from Renault for 2018.

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