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Ricciardo not worried by Red Bull engine uncertainty

Daniel Ricciardo: It's not December yet, so if we're in this position in December then, maybe I'm a bit worried...
Daniel Ricciardo says he is “not worried” about Red Bull's engine situation, despite all the uncertainty and is confident it will get solved.

Red Bull look set to split with Renault at the end of this season and with no replacement yet confirmed the team is in a bit of a predicament.

Rumours over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend saw Red Bull again linked with Volkswagen, while a Ferrari customer engine contract for the next two or three years has also been mooted to potentially give VW time to develop its own power unit.

Asked if he is concerned about what engine Red Bull will have in 2016 and if they might end up without one at all, Ricciardo replied: “Now I'm not worried. I think we've still got time. It's not December yet, so if we're in this position in December then, maybe I'm a bit worried. Maybe I'm facing a year of getting paid to do nothing...

“I don't know how that would feel but for sure I want to be here, want to be racing. Obviously I'm at a bit of a peak of my career, I'm learning all the time but enjoying it and want to keep racing definitely and keep racing at the front.”

“For next year, in time it will get solved,” he added. “Obviously the sooner the better for everyone to start working and preparing the car for next year.

“Obviously it depends on what engine you have: you design the car around that, the set of geometry of the engine – but yeah, we'll see how we go in the next few weeks, hopefully we'll get an answer.”

Meanwhile, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel said it wasn't his decision whether or not the Scuderia supply Red Bull with engines in 2016.

“Well, it's not in my hands. Obviously I think Daniel answered that question fairly well. I think as a racing driver you want to race and not worry about these kind of things. I cannot really provide him with an engine, I'm not making the decisions," Vettel said.
by Rob Wilkins

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George Zaidan

September 22, 2015 9:18 PM

107SS2009: Richard, the argument was about VW having been fined in the US/ VW haven't been fined yet in the US, and, an estimated 30 million cars sold in Europe/ the 30 million in Europe is the estimated fine.
I just read your post sunny, not any different to the article I posted except 30 billion fine you came up with. note I have no monetary European figure. below is your post: The VW fraud will kill any hope of the RBR buy-out. VW are implicated in what may turn out to be the auto industry biggest scandal ever. The US DPA has discovered VW have been deliberately cheating on emissions tests with an estimated 500k diesel cars sold in USA, diesel cars sakes in USA amounts to just 1%, in Europe that number is nearer 50%. The fine in the USA is 18 billion US $, in Europe it could easily number 30 billion. This scale of illegal cars could cripple even a company of the financial might of VW.


September 23, 2015 7:49 AM

The reason he is not worried is because he is an absolute legend who is always eminently intelligent and sensible in everything he says, has brilliant white teeth which proves he is a regular user of Colgate, and has the most charming natural unforced smile. What is more, this sparkling young gentleman of Italian extraction will probably end up driving with his mate Seb at Ferrari, which I am sure Sunny will be most pleased to see.

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