Red Bull's engine options limited with Aston Martin interest only after 2021

Annette Crawford
September 17, 2017

Both are race winners and likely to be of interest to Ferrari and Mercedes.

Vettel is a four-time victor at the Singapore night race, which started in 2008 and will now run until at least 2021 after organisers announced a four-year contract extension. However, finally during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend in 2016, both parties made a decision to continue their deal on a two-year contract, but this time, without the Renault name on the engine, being substituted by the Swiss Tag Heuer brand label, a watch company from Switzerland.

"We have a relationship with Aston Martin and that's only growing".

"Red Bull seem like they're very strong... but nothing is out of reach".

Their performance came after McLaren confirmed its widely trailed split with Honda, ending a troubled partnership with the Japanese engine-maker which began in 2015.


Daniel Ricciardo insisted he is still confident Red Bull can take Formula 1 victory in Singapore despite only qualifying third on Saturday. Part of the deal involved Toro Ross driver Carlos Sainz being signed for Renault, replacing Jolyon Palmer.

Red Bull could also leave the sport and could find a new buyer in 2020, which could allow teams like Audi and Porsche to join Formula One with Horner in charge.

"Today's announcement gives us the stability we need to move ahead with our chassis and technical programme for 2018 without any further hesitation", said McLaren executive director Zak Brown.

The popular Aussie has had a frustrating season to date, including a flop due to mechanical failure in Melbourne and a massive grid penalty in Italy for a number of changes to his vehicle, which could ultimately impact his future at Red Bull.

The pairing won four F1 World Constructors' Championships between 2010 and 2013 but have failed to repeat the feat even once since, with Sebastian Vettel leaving to join Ferrari after 2014.

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