Red Bull have managed to dish out a package that is good enough to be considered as fast as two of its closest competitors, Ferrari and Mercedes.
However, Red Bull’s deal with engine supplier Renault ends by 2018 and they are on the look out for a new deal from the 2019 season.
Red Bull’ sister team, Toro Rosso is having a strong start to the season with Honda, who teamed with Toro Rosso after three painful seasons with McLaren.
However, come 2018 and Honda’s fortunes have seen an upswing, as Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly finished fourth at the Bahrain GP.
Ricciardo has conceded that Honda could now be an option for Red Bull for whilst discussing about their engine supplier options from the 2019 season.
“It’s helping their chances of looking attractive to Red Bull,” said Ricciardo.
“At the moment it has got nothing to do with me because I’m not contracted to the team for next year.
“But those engine discussions don’t involve us drivers. I’m aware that there could be some changes next year. And it’s cool for Honda. They obviously invested quite a bit in the last few years, and it didn’t work with McLaren. But pretty cool that now Toro Rosso is doing well with it.” he added.
Ricciardo suffered an electric failure in Bahrain, forcing him to retire from the race in the 2nd lap itself.
Red Bull are currently weighing their options and Chris Horner has admitted that they are in no rush to make a decision.
“We’ve got a great front row seat to follow progress through the first half of the season. That’s very much our game plan.” Horner said.