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Red Bull boss Christian Horner has given another vote of confidence to Honda, saying their 2018 results would have been the same with the Japanese manufacturer.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has said that Honda will not be pushed into sacrificing Toro Rosso ahead of the 2019 season.
Toro Rosso could be in for a penalty-strewn final half of this season after Red Bull gave Honda the go-ahead to use the junior team as guinea pigs for test.
Honda have played down the latest incident involving their power unit as Pierre Gasly was told to stop his Toro Rosso car at Silverstone.
Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey has welcomed the team’s switch to Honda engine power as he feels they can work more closely with them.
With Red Bull joining the fold next season, Honda will spend the second half of this year “quite focused” on the development of next year’s power unit.
Brendon Hartley is set to start from the back of the grid for the French Grand Prix after a new Honda engine was fitted to his Toro Rosso car.
Max Verstappen has applauded Red Bull’s decision to swap to Honda engines, adamant he is not worried about all the problems Honda have suffered in the past few years.
Red Bull may be moving over to Honda power next season but they won’t be treated likes a works team with the Japanese manufacturer promising the “same” power unit to Toro Rosso.
Cyril Abiteboul has maintained that Renault has a better and “more competitive” engine than what Honda can offer Red Bull.
Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has said it is now the team’s aim to make Red Bull “regret” their decision to leave them and join forces with Honda.
Red Bull’s motorsport advisor Dr Helmet Marko has said that Renault’s impatience led to the team announcing their switch to Honda earlier than planned.
After 12 years and four World titles, Renault have declared Red Bull’s move to Honda power a “natural evolution.”
Red Bull have decided to swap from Renault to Honda power, with Christian Horner confirming the news on Tuesday.
Pierre Gasly has said that he pushed everyone at Toro Rosso to put a new engine in his car for Montreal, to avoid taking penalties at his home race.
Red Bull believe they now have the data they need to make an informed engine decision with an announcement coming around the Austrian GP.
Red Bull could be heading towards a swap to Honda power after the Japanese manufacturer impressed with their upgraded power unit at the Canadian Grand Prix.
One of the biggest climbers in Sunday’s Canadian GP, Pierre Gasly has credited his upgraded Honda engine for his 11th placed finish.
Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly has reflected on a “tough” qualifying session after having to swap to an old-spec Honda engine in Canada.
Cyril Abiteboul has warned Red Bull about making a switch to Honda power next season and said they could win the title if they remained with Renault.
Although Pierre Gasly is trying to curb his excitement ahead of Honda’s upgrade, he says if the numbers play out as they expect, Toro Rosso will move “forward in the ranks.”
Red Bull have set themselves a target of the end of the month to decide whether they will run with Renault or Honda power from next season.
Honda have prioritised performance over reliability in their latest engine upgrade which will be introduced at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Honda technical director Toyoharu Tanabe has said the engine manufacturer “need to be careful” as they prepare to introduce an upgrade in Canada.
Red Bull have mapped out their plans as they look to resolve both their engine partner and driver line-up for the 2019 season and beyond.
Red Bull won’t be rushed into making a decision on their 2019 engine supplier immediately after Canada.
Brendon Hartley believes Honda’s Canadian Grand Prix engine upgrade will be a “sizeable step” forward.
Toro Rosso have stated their intention to add a Japanese driver to their line-up “sooner rather than later” as part of their partnership with Honda.
After three troubled years with McLaren, Honda concede they need to decide whether they can cope with the “pressure” and “responsibility” of powering Red Bull before entering a possible deal.
Red Bull won’t be rushed into making a decision about next year’s engine supply with Christian Horner saying he first wants to see what Renault and Honda bring to the track in Canada.