Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says his outfit will have to sort out its future with Renault before it seriously considers the possibility of a switch to Ferrari.
On a weekend where Red Bull's engine plans have been thrust in to the spotlight after owner Dietrich Mateschitz expressed frustration with Renault, speculation has ramped up about a possible tie-up with Ferrari.
That talk increased shortly before the race when Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne confirmed that the Italian car company was open to supply Red Bull with engines.
But while welcoming the option that Ferrari has given him, Horner says that more importantly is working out where things are going with Renault – especially since its contract runs until the end of next year.
Speaking to Motorsport.com, Horner said: “It is very generous of him to make an offer – and I am assuming it would be free of course.
“But first of all we have to sort out our own issues. We have a contract with Renault until the end of next year.”
Renault is set to begin work on new prototype designs at its Viry-Chatillon base imminently that it hopes will deliver it a good step forward.