Motor racing-Red Bull frustrated with engine problems

domingo 15 de marzo de 2015 06:38 GYT
 

By Julian Linden

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) - Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has laid the blame for his team's terrible start to the Formula One season with their Renault engine, describing it as "undriveable".

Once the most powerful team in the sport, Red Bull won the constructors' championship four years in a row before finishing second to Mercedes last year.

And while Mercedes continued their dominance with world champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finishing first and second in Sunday's Australian opener, Red Bull fell even further behind.

Daniel Ricciardo finished sixth in his home race while his new Russian team mate Daniil Kvyat withdrew before the start with a gearbox failure.

"It's been a very tough weekend for Renault," Horner told reporters.

"The engine is just quite undriveable. You can see and hear that from the comments the drivers are making...you're not able to drive the car properly."

Horner has become increasingly critical of the French engine maker after they experienced problems adapting to the new V6 turbo hybrid era last year.

He first raised his concerns with Renault in 2012 and is frustrated that things seem to be getting worse rather than better.   Continuación...