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Red Bull had a remarkable guest in Abu Dhabi

Red Bull had a remarkable guest in Abu Dhabi

28-12-2021 19:20


Red Bull and Honda were a championship winning combination this season. The engine supplier and the team seemed to fit together perfectly. A huge difference compared to Red Bull and Renault, the engine supplier up until three years ago. Everyone remembers how this marriage ended in a divorce.

At Red Bull

Back in the day, there was constant mud-slinging back and forth between - among others - Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul. But time seems to heal all wounds. Also between Red Bull and Abiteboul. In AutoHebdo the former Renault team leader confessed to have experienced Max Verstappen 's victory in the Red Bull garage.

To the French medium he says: "People remember our contradictions, but I have a lot of respect for the result-oriented organisation, which wants to win at any cost." Abiteboul indicates that this very trait was sometimes lacking at Renault. "When I see the strategic choices that were made by Helmut Marko, with Max, with Honda, and the implementation of them by the team led by Christian (Horner), I am happy that it paid off in the end."

Love for the sport

Like all other Formula One fans around the world, Abiteboul has enjoyed the season. In a strange way, because for the first time in fifteen seasons the Frenchman did not experience the year from the inside. A strange sensation, he freely admits. He did attend the denouement in Abu Dhabi. "I felt I shouldn't miss this event because of my love for the sport," he says.