The end of the 2015 F1 season is upon us but Red Bull still haven’t sorted out their engines for 2016, having fallen out spectacularly with current suppliers Renault and getting rejected by the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari.
With time running out, the team from Milton Keynes have designed not one, not two, not three but four cars for 2016. Team Principal, Christian Horner revealed in a recent interview with F1.com that they’ve designed multiple cars in the hope whatever engine they end up with actually fits.
“We have designed four versions of the car – so one engine should fit,” said Horner. “So we wait until the music stops and see which chair we are sitting in – or even if we have a chair at all!”
Horner is also hoping Red Bull can ‘do a Brawn’ and still be competitive despite their last-minute approach.
“Remember back with the Ross Brawn team in 2009, they got a decision in January – and won the world championship that year. That demonstrates that things can be done at short notice – if you are clever!