Red Bull and Renault to meet after Monaco

Red Bull and Renault to meet after Monaco – Red Bull and their current engine suppliers Renault will meet after the Monaco Grand Prix to discuss the continuation of supplying the TAG Heuer badged engines that Renault currently supplies.

The current Renault/Red Bull agreement comes to an end after the 2018 season. Red Bull has been in talks with Honda who Red Bull’s junior team, Toro Rosso, is currently supplied by them after the McLaren partnership was ended at the end of the 2017 season.

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul insisted insisting that an agreement must be agreed this month if they are to continue supplying engines for another season.

“We cannot postpone it indefinitely,” he told El Mundo newspaper this week. “We are not going to put a deadline, because it’s not our style.

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He said: “There is some urgency due to changes in the regulations, so if Red Bull wants our engines, they should let us know. If there is no agreement, we will stay with Renault and McLaren.

The FIA’s sporting regulations state that manufacturers must inform them before the middle of May as to which teams they intend to supply next season although Renault has stated they will give Red Bull until the 31st of May.

“We do not have to supply three teams.”

The Red Bull talks could complicate Renault’s desire to keep Carlos Sainz for 2019, as he is only ‘on loan’ for this year.

“We all know about his Red Bull contract,” Abiteboul said.

“We are also all aware that, if there is a will by all parties, there is a way to end it.

“We have been talking with Red Bull about all kinds of issues for 12 years and I am convinced that there will be many occasions to talk about this matter soon,” he added.

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