PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:20 pm
GhostF1 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:06 am
lio007 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:59 am
I know there is a Renault-V8 in the RBR-showcars, which was driven by DC.
I thought / expected them to bring a Toro Rosso with a Honda-PU to the HRTD, given Daniil was there. IIRC they had one last year.
Do we know that's true? I was under the impression they swapped a Honda into the back, easy enough to do, these are only showcars so they don't need to be perfect and the V8s were basically more or less the same. Brawn only needed a spacer plate for the switch from Honda to Merc V8.
I can't see how they'd still have Renault engines in there without external branding. You'd assume they wouldn't have that.
That's pretty normal.
The engines from other brands were already purchased. It doesn't affect the branding at all.
See BMW Sauber Ferrari!
Or Aston Martin RedBull Honda!
I know, it's not the crossover that's the issue. It's the none at all that is. BMW Sauber Ferrari was just because they had the name for 2010 and had not applied for the change, besides that's a matter of more than necessary names not lack thereof. AM RB Honda, the same, that's fine as all three parties are currently involved. It's more the lack of external branding for what is actually being used (which your examples do not reflect).
Sure the engines were purchased, but I don't believe they then became property of RBR? Currently engines bought by teams are then taken back by the manufacturer after use, usually to prevent prying eyes researching the engine... but maybe that contract ruling becomes defunct after the V8s stopped being in use because... well who cares now. So many questions.
For example, I can't imagine Honda just giving RBR all the current V6 engines to keep. That would imply the Renault PU's they have used up to the end of 2018 are still in RBR's possession as are the Ferrari units in Toro Rosso's, what's stopping RBR letting Honda take one of each apart... Same for McLaren having the 2015-17 Honda PU's, what's stopping them letting Renault have a peak at those. IP risk surely.
Sorry bit of a mind explosion.