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Friday press conference - Japanese GP - Pt.2

CH: All I would say is that when I entered into Formula One five years ago the engine bill was your biggest overhead. Now, it's well down the list, the reduction in cost of engines over the last few years, the commitment that the manufacturers have committed to and in combination with the regulations has really quite dramatically reduced the engine costs for an independent team. I think that's extremely commendable and it's made the engines available at an affordable rate with parity to your supply team.

Q: (Will Buxton – Australasian Motorsport News).
For Bob, John and Christian: Nelson Piquet, as a racing driver, is saying that he obviously wants to find a way back into Formula One at some point in the future. Now regardless of who made what decision and how it all came about, would any of you give him a seat, given what's happened, and could you see anybody giving him a seat in the future?

That's a question for Bob, I guess.

I'm not sure I'll be giving him a seat and that's really all I can say.

I think on his performance, to be honest, disregarding the issue, I probably would not give him a drive and I would probably be further influenced in that decision by what took place.

I think John has summed it up. I don't think we would have any interest at Red Bull Racing.

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Christian Horner (NED) Red Bull Sporting Director, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 27-29th, March, 2009
John Howett (GBR), President Of Toyota Motorsport, Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, Sakhir, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 27-29th, March, 2009
Bob Bell (GBR) Renault Technical Director, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 27-29th, March, 2009

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