Red Bull have an important choice to make for the upcoming season and no it is not only about Ricciardo but about its deal with Renault.
Renault is Red Bull’s engine supplier at the moment but the equation hasn’t really ticked this season, as Red Bull seem to be a little concerned about the reliability with their Renault powered car.
Consequently, the Honda rumours started to do the rounds and ultimately it was deduced that the rumours actually had some substance to them when Red Bull openly acknowledged the fact that there could be a toss-up between Honda and Renault next season, for as to who would supply engines to Red Bull.
Renault have been on Red Bull’s back ever since all that ‘Honda talk’ was public, as they want to have some clarity about the future.
Christian Horner has come out and said that Red Bull will make Renault wait a little more, as a final decision will be made by the end of June or early July.
He then went onto add that Red Bull will be comparing both engines in Canada.
“It will be a month or so. End of June, beginning of July. It’s the time-frame we’ve always talked about,” said Horner.
“We want to compare the two engines in Canada
“We’ll get small updates in Montreal but we need to get the most out of them. It’s very important to us.” he added.
While Red Bull have been brilliant on race days, their pace in qualifying is what worries Horner and co.
“If I’m not mistaken, in the last six races the five fastest laps were ours,” he said.
“If we get more power in the last qualifying session, there will be nothing stopping us from making the lives of Mercedes and Ferrari very difficult.” he concluded.