Red Bull open to Renault buying Toro Rosso

Dr. Helmut Marko told Austrian media that Red Bull is open to Renault's ideas in regards to selling, or promoting itself with the junior marque Toro Rosso.

Toro Rosso's cars could turn yellow, Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko has admitted.

As he criticises engine partner Renault for its retrograde step in 2015, Marko has also confirmed that talks with the French marque about stepping up its involvement in the sister team Toro Rosso are taking place.

"If Renault believes it must represent itself differently for marketing reasons, then they are talking about either buying a team or having two cars in yellow," the Austrian told Speedweek.

Renault looking for better representation

Marko said similar talks have also taken place between Renault and Sauber, Force India and Lotus.

As for the Toro Rosso talks, he said owner Red Bull is open to Renault's ideas.

"If it improves performance and facilitates cooperation, then yes," said Marko.

"If Renault is happy with such a solution, then we are happy to talk to them. It is not just about the possibility of a sale, there is also the option to just give them (Renault) two cars in yellow."

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Series Formula 1
Teams Red Bull Racing , Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news
Tags engine, performance, power, unit