Date: 14th June 2017 at 5:18pm
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Red Bull Racing once again appear to be losing patience with French manufacturer Renault.

Red Bull’s recent history with Renault has been mixed.

Red Bull desperately tried to dump Renault only to find they couldn’t persuade either Mercedes or Ferrari to partner them.

But towards the end of 2016, Renault began to show so potential and the pair even agreed a new longer deal.

There had been a lot of hope for 2017, but with huge steps forward by both Mercedes and Ferrari, Red Bull have been left behind.

Red Bull Racing had hoped that a new engine from Renault later this season would help close the performance gap, but Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has announced that there will only be small upgrades for the remainder of 2017 with a new engine coming in 2018.

This has frustrated both Red Bull and driver Max Verstappen, who was forced to retire from a then second place in Canada due to an engine failure.

‘I want to win and I think the team can win, The car is a little better but there’s no new [engine] model this year as you’d have read. They promised this, but in the end little has arrived in terms of updates. Verstappen told Netherlands television programme Peptalk as quoted by Sky Sports.

‘That’s very disappointing. I’m concerned about next year. This year we wanted to go for the title but we’re far away from that.’

 

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