Audi arrival boosts Red Bull passion says Marko

Dr Helmut Marko admits Red Bull’s Formula 1 engine program for 2026 and beyond is a “risk”. The engine regulations are changing markedly for 2026, with Volkswagen-owned Audi teaming up with Sauber. Red Bull chose Ford as its 2026 F1 engine partner because it will leave the world champions with its independence while Ford works mostly on the hybrid side. “Independent development of power units is a risk,” top Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko told “But we are relying on experienced employees and are confident that everything will work out. “Ford engineers are working in the same building with us, where we launched six test benches last year.

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