Mercedes supports Red Bull's plan: 'I have no problem with that at all'

01-01-2021 10:00 | Updated: 01-01-2021 10:14
by GPblog.com
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Mercedes supports Red Bull's plan: 'I have no problem with that at all'

Red Bull Racing still hasn't announced anything about the new engine for 2022 and a lot depends on the regulations. Red Bull wants to freeze the development of the engines and gets the help of Mercedes to do so.

From 2023, the development of current engines would be stopped and new engines would be introduced in 2026. Those engines would then have to be cheaper to produce and, in addition, ensure that the technology remains innovative enough to retain manufacturers. Red Bull wants to bring all this forward by one year in order to take over Honda's engines.

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In that way, Red Bull could continue to produce the current engine with Honda's knowledge, without spending a great deal of money on developing it. That is something that Red Bull does not want to lose, and so development must be stopped. Mercedes' top man, Toto Wolff, is completely in agreement with this.

''It should still be possible. We all know what is going on in the world and we must do everything we can to introduce that new engine as early as 2025. All manufacturers have agreed to that. We would also support Red Bull in bringing the development freeze to 2022. I don't have a problem with that,'' says Wolff to Formel1.de.

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