17 September, 2017
The BBC, citing multiple sources, and Sky Sports television said Renault had now told Red Bull that the company no longer wanted to supply the team after next season.
Renault's contract with Red Bull ends after 2018, and as that relationship has been nowhere near harmonious with numerous complaints about reliability from Red Bull, they've opted not to extend it.
Ferrari and Mercedes have both rejected the idea of supplying engines to Red Bull in the past, leaving Honda as the only viable option as they prepare to work with Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso.
"We have a relationship with a vehicle firm". However, finally during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend in 2016, both parties chose 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.
Ricciardo and his Dutch teammate Max Verstappen have the option to look elsewhere after 2019, and if the Honda engine does not pass their standards, then it might be possible that both could go to another team.
Earlier this week, it was reported that McLaren and Honda will be parting ways at the end of the current season of Formula 1.
"There's been talk about a German manufacturer [Porsche] coming in - that's not going to happen", Horner added. Porsche LMP Team engineers have been ordered to check the pre-development/concept of a high performance combustion engine.
"We have a relationship with Aston Martin and that's only growing". They have by far the best engine note at WEC this weekend, so if anyone could make an F1 turbo V6 hybrid engine sound good, it's definitely Aston. "Everybody is waiting to see what the regulations are for 2021 onwards".