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Vital talking points: AusGP - Red Bull to quit F1?

The 2015 Formula One season was suppose to be one of evolution not revolution.

After the large investments the manufacturers made in development the new v6 turbo-hybrid power-units for the new era of F1 which began in 2014, this season was suppose to be a step on from that.

And for Mercedes that certainly appears to be the case, the new Mercedes AMG power-unit has a higher performance level, creates more horse power and if testing is anything to go by could be more reliable.

Ferrari have also taken major gains forward, the Italian side buoyed by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were the best of the rest in Australia, whilst customer teams such as Sauber enjoyed the best race for over a year.

But down at Red Bull Racing and sister team Toro Rosso, things are not going well with their partnership with Renault.

It looks likely that four-time champ Vettel jumped ship at just the right time with Red Bull in chaos.

They are well adrift of Mercedes, Ferrari and Williams with Daniel Ricciardo lapped on his home Grand Prix after blowing one of his four engines for the season in practice on Friday.

Team-mate Daniil Kvyat didn't even start the race after he broke down on the formation lap and failed to even make the grid.

So what does the future hold for Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso?

Well according to Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz's advisor Helmut Marko, Red Bull could quit Formula One as Mateschitz grows disillusioned with the sport following the end of the teams dominance.

'We will evaluate the situation again [in the summer] as every year and look into costs and revenues, If we are totally dissatisfied we could contemplate an F1 exit. The danger is there that Mr Mateschitz loses his passion for F1.' Marko told Sky Sports.

'These power units are the wrong solution for F1, and we would say this even if Renault were in the lead, A designer like Adrian Newey is castrated by this engine formula. These rules will kill the sport.'








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 16 2015

Time: 11:00AM

 

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