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Marko: Red Bull engine freeze demand ‘not blackmail’

A Red Bull Red Bull’s apparent threat to leave Formula 1 if an engine freeze is not introduced in 2022 is “not blackmail” according to its motorsport advisor, Dr Helmut Marko. Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri have been placed in an awkward position by Honda’s decision to leave F1 at the end of 2021, with the squads’ default option being the marque with which they have had much acrimony over the years, namely Renault. While the Milton Keynes team claims to have not the capacity to develop engines itself, the prospect of a freeze could allow it to continue with Honda powerplants until new regulations take effect in either 2025 or 2026. According to Marko, such agreement has...
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