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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Ricciardo relief at Red Bull engine deal

Daniel Ricciardo expresses relief at Red Bull's assertion it has secured an engine for the 2016 season, but admits he doesn't know what it is yet.
Daniel Ricciardo says he is thrilled with the confirmation that Red Bull has secured an engine deal that will keep him racing in Formula 1 next season, though he admits even if he doesn't know what he will be using in 2016.

Red Bull appears to have ended its much discussed 'engine dilemma' following Christian Horner's confirmation that the team has secured a supply for 2016, though he says full details of the new deal will be made in due course.

It comes after months of discussions with other potential suppliers, but with Mercedes and Ferrari known to have rejected Red Bull's advances, it is widely considered it will run a version of the Renault power unit, but with its own developments headed up by engine guru Mario Illien.

Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat, meanwhile, have expressed their relief that an engine has been source, regardless of what it is.

“We heard as well that Christian (Horner) and the guys have made a deal with someone,” he said. “So we have to wait for whatever reason to say. Maybe you can ask Christian and poke him a little bit and he will leak some information.

“It is good to know that we have got something. Obviously when the team announced we would be on the grid next year they were putting some plans into place for an engine supplier, so let's see what it is.”




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Luke Spook

November 28, 2015 11:08 AM
Last Edited 199 days ago

107SS2009:
Luke Spook: 107SS2009 wrote "I am convinced that the Colgate kid ran as fast as he can to the toilet". What is a Colgate hid ? and what has going to the toilet got to do with anything ?
How the hell do you expect a civilised person like the Colgate kid to relief himself/get relieved?
What are you talking about 107S ? what does an F1 driver relieving themselves, have anything to do with Redbulls engine deal ?

Luke Spook

November 28, 2015 9:20 AM
Last Edited 214 days ago

107SS2009 wrote "I am convinced that the Colgate kid ran as fast as he can to the toilet". What is a Colgate kid ? and what has going to the toilet got to do with anything ?



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