Red Bull ‘working hard with Honda’

Date published: December 1 2017

Red Bull are working with Honda to make them a “competitive package” with Toro Rosso; that’s according to Helmut Marko.

Next season Toro Rosso will be powered by Honda as they take on McLaren’s former engine partner while the Woking team will instead run Renault engines.

It is, at least according to Fernando Alonso, set to be a difficult season for Toro Rosso as Honda have yet to get it right.

The Japanese manufacturer was off the pace in 2017 with their efforts to improve not helped by their numerous reliability woes.

Red Bull, though, are determined to assist Toro Rosso’s new engine partner in any way that they can.

“Right now, we’re working hard with Honda to make this a competitive package with Toro Rosso,” Marko told F1i.com

“We are very pleased with the progress Honda is making and will continue to make until the start of the season.”

As for whether Honda’s link up with Toro Rosso will open doors for Red Bull in terms of a possible new engine partner down the line, Marko added: “We’ll take a look and only then can I say in the middle of next year what we’re going to do.”