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Mercedes backs Red Bull's plan to take over Honda F1 project

Red Bull won the support of Mercedes on Saturday for a call to freeze Formula One's engine rules so they might continue using Honda's power unit after the Japanese have left at the end of 2021. "The more we look, there really only is one option that works," Red Bull boss Christian Horner told Sky Sports television at the Portuguese Grand Prix. "And that would be to try and agree something with Honda where we could take on the IP (intellectual property) for the Honda engine, but of course that would have to be dependant on the regulations." Horner said the plan only made sense for an independent outfit if the astronomical costs could be removed by freezing development....
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