Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost says his team would accept a deal to run 2015 Ferrari engines next year, but knows its future still rests on Red Bull sorting itself out.
The Faenza-based outfit is in discussions with Ferrari about an engine deal for next year and says it would not object if it can only get current specification power units.
“Toro Rosso would accept the 2015 engine, as we think it would be a step forward for us,” Tost told the official F1 website.
Both teams together
While Toro Rosso's situation seems better than Red Bull, its fate still rests on what happens with its sister team.
Tost has made it clear that even if Toro Rosso could find a deal, it would still be pulled out of F1 if Red Bull is left without engines.
“If Dietrich Mateschitz decides to stop F1 because of various reasons then the lights go out in both facilities,” he said.
“No, that is not so,” he said. “Ferrari is not the final decision maker - that is Mr Mateschitz. So we have to wait to see what he will come up with.”