Why Red Bull could get year-old Ferrari engines

Why Red Bull could get year-old Ferrari engines

DIETER RENCKEN asks how Formula 1's engine supply situation can have got so desperate, and suggests Red Bull's only 2016 option could be year-old power units

That Formula 1 is in crisis mode when it comes to engines is clear: there is a team (Red Bull) with arguably the best race car designer (Adrian Newey) of the past 20 years or more, yet this four-time constructors' championship-winning team could conceivably find itself without a motor come Australia next year.

True, some of it is self-inflicted - one should not, after all, heavily and publicly criticise crucial partners where no competitive alternatives exist - but the fact remains that there are simply not enough engine suppliers to cover the full grid.

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