There has been a frosty relationship between Red Bull and Renault for the last few years, as the former are without a title in five years.
The combination worked perfectly between 2010 and 2013, as Sebastian Vettel won four Drivers’ Championships, along with the team winning four Constructors’ titles as well.
However, it has got worse this season, with Red Bull constantly lambasting Renault for their poor engines.
A certain Dutch driver had a lot to say about the engine after another break down during Sunday’s race.
After having time to calm down and look at things differently, Max Verstappen apologised for his comments in the heat of the moment on his Instagram feed.
Looking back on yesterday the disappointment is still there. However, I should not have used the words I did in the heat of the moment. Emotions were running high after a good start to the race. These frustrations came for a reason, after another unexpected engine failure which have been happening too often over the past few years. We came to Budapest with high expectations and not being able to be competitive made it hard to swallow for us. I will go into the summer break hoping we will be back stronger after it.
Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has had enough of all the talk of how poor their engines have been though, saying that some of it is Red Bull’s fault.
“We switched at Monaco to an improved MGU-K,” Abiteboul said.
“But Red Bull is not using it because it affects the way the power unit is packaged on their car.
“The new MGU-K manages and contains the temperatures more effectively.
“There were no problems with our cars, but we cannot force Red Bull to go with it. It’s their decision.”
There are nine more races for this partnership to withstand…