Dieter Mateschitz assured Formula 1 crew will catch Mercedes
By: GMM on March 25, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Red Bull Racing race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin and driver Sebastian Vettel hope to have factors figured out in time for this week’;s race in Malaysia.
The only missing hyperlink in Red Bull’;s Formula A single title campaign for 2014 is its engine. That is the view of billionaire crew proprietor Dietrich Mateschitz, who advised the Austrian information company APA on Tuesday that Red Bull’;s only alternative to struggling supplier Renault would be for the team to create its personal engine.
Asked if all of Red Bull’;s present troubles are associated to Renault’;s new turbo V6 engine, Mateschitz answered, “Yes.
“I feel our automobile is, as soon as once more, ‘state of the art,’; but in purchase to show this, it also demands a ideal energy unit in terms of hardware and computer software,” he explained.
In spite of the team’;s good results, which consists of 4 consecutive world championships, the romantic relationship in between Red Bull and Renault has usually been strained. Given the current problems, APA asked Mateschitz if Red Bull sees any alternatives to operating with the French marque.
“Probably just to make an engine ourselves,” he answered.
Nevertheless, Mateschitz explained he is confident Red Bull will rapidly catch F1’;s existing dominant group, Mercedes.
“I am assured this method will be fast, and we can catch up to Mercedes by the third race,” the 69-yr-old stated prior to the race in Malaysia. “There is no cause to think that [winning the 2014 title] is not nonetheless our aim,” he additional.
Mateschitz even expects Sebastian Vettel, who has shown indicators of frustration this year, to ride out the storm with Red Bull.
“For 4-and-a-half of his 5 years with us, Sebastian has had a car with which he can win,” he mentioned. “He has much more than sufficient character, professionalism and loyalty to overcome this phase together with the crew.”
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