F1 » Mateschitz blasts 'inferior' Renault for Red Bull F1 slump

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tom - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 1:12 PM

I find it amusing that he dumps all the blame on Renault, despite the Renault works team outqualifying the Red Bull teams and not having a single engine failure yet this year. I think he needs to take a long hard look at his 'schitz engineers who seem to be throwing away any chance of a championship.

tom - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 1:47 PM

....which won't happen cause McLaren have to give their approval and Mercedes are already in the dock for talking about buying into Brawn.

Taz - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 1:48 PM

A hint of bitterness in his words.

Best driver ? Vettel isn't there yet and Webber never will be.

He may not get a Merc powerplant unless the FIA allow it so what does that leave. A nice new cosworth unit with a framed photo of mosley as a free gift ??? :rolleyes:

Concerned F1 Ffan - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 1:49 PM

He is saying this as he wants to get shot of the Renault power plant for the Mercedes one...
Posted by Munro Gow


Does McLaren want another competitor? They have to approve the engine deal.

Blazing - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 2:03 PM

Mark Webber never!!! don't be to sure, who would have put money on Fisi or Sutil until they have a good car under then suddenly they are in the picture, Luizzi no racing for a couple of seasons and suddenly at the pointy end, I hope Mark Webber proves you no nothing except where your head is which is up your A????. loser


September 15, 2009 2:15 PM

I hope he doesn't mean the best driver literally, cause Vettel isn't 'the best driver'.

He's quite good, yes...and he's young, so people expect him to improve, I think he can get more consistent, but I doubt he will get much quicker. I wouldn't go as far as calling him a future champion just yet.

As for the engines, it's just a shame that the FIA gave the advantage to Mercedes there, it has nothing to do with honest competition, the other manufacturers can't do anything about it because of the freeze. Maybe Renault can develop a 'new' engine and then provide it to RBR as a 'Nissan'.

Alan - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 2:15 PM

Their blaming Renault, they should be blaming themselfs, everyone knew the Renault was a weak engine, didnt they originally have ferrari engines and then gave them to str?, idiots

brellnob - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 2:18 PM

First of all let me say, i really don't like this engine rule. If there is a flaw in the engine, you're not alowed to fix it. Having said that, he's blaming Renault for their problems. I don't recall him praising Renault for Redbulls success. He might have a point with Vettel but what's Webbers excuse?

Alan D - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 5:21 PM

Someone suggested (sorry I forget who) that the different aerodynamics of the Red Bull might mean it doesn't get the same amount of cooling as it does in the Renault. I suppose it could also be something to do with the Red Bull chassis putting different loads on the engine during cornering etc. Does anyone know what part is failing in the engines, or is it a range of types of failure?

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