Honda a achievable destination for Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel must Renault struggles continue
By: GMM on March 6, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Sebastian Vettel’;s hopes of winning another Formula One particular title are in severe jeopardy this season.
Inevitably, as the scale of Red Bull’;s early season Formula One crisis becomes ever clearer, rumors of possible splits are now beginning to emerge.
Numerous of the reigning globe champion’;s problems are undoubtedly down to engine supplier Renault and its struggle with the new V6 power unit guidelines.
So it is no shock Red Bull, getting won each title considering that 2010 and every single Grand Prix considering that last July, is supposedly on the move. But group boss Christian Horner on Thursday played down rumors of a switch to Honda, the incoming performs supplier of turbo engines to McLaren subsequent 12 months.
Some think Honda is the logical decision for Red Bull, given the fact F1’;s existing engine suppliers, Mercedes and Ferrari, are the team’;s arch rivals.
But Horner insisted, “There’;s even now a large sum of believe in [among Red Bull and Renault].
“We’;re certainly not looking outdoors the present agreement we have,” he informed the Telegraph.
Also rumored to be eyeing greener grass is globe champion Sebastian Vettel, regardless of Red Bull playing down rumors he recently threw a “hissy fit” when he realized the extent of the team’;s 2014 difficulties.
But with Red Bull struggling so considerably, the Ferrari rumors had been by no means going to be far down the road.
Vettel insists, “I’;m not a man who runs away when it gets difficult. That is the situation the 2 in my operate and privately.
“Of course there are often people who want to inform you the grass is greener someplace else, but we shouldn’;t neglect the values of honesty, loyalty, the handshake.
“This need to apply especially when things are not going your way,” he added.
Vettel explained he refuses to pin all the blame on Renault.
“Everyone has in the previous produced their mistakes,” said the German, “but we are a crew that in the last couple of many years has had so significantly good results and now we are sticking with each other.”
He said he is not setting any targets or even expecting the worst up coming weekend in Australia, exactly where many pundits are anticipating the season-opening race currently being a struggle for Vettel to emerge even from the “Q1” qualifying segment.
“Once we are there,” mentioned Vettel, “we will do the greatest occupation we can and then adjust our objectives accordingly.
“If we are aggressive, of course I want to win once more,” he informed Germany’;s Sport Bild. “But at the second it can make no sense even to speak about the title.”
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