I thought they originally wanted to, but had to use the Renault ones?FoxHound wrote:Do Red Bull not produce their own ERS?ScottB wrote:[
His 'headline grabbing' prediction, if you will, had Red Bull developing their own ERS, would have Ilmor developing parts for the ICE and would see their, and Renault's engines split off down their own development paths.
This, it turns out, was wrong.
As I said previously, in 2016 he maybe wrong....but 2017?ScottB wrote:I don't think you can dismiss that as getting a few details wrong, RBR effectively developing their own power unit using a bit of the Renault ICE as a basis is a hugely different outcome from Renault developing the engine with assistance from Ilmor for both teams.
As said, had he simply claimed they were going to run the same engine as the new Renault team, his story would have been in line with a number of others. It was the claims he made relating to 'Building 9' that made the story the discussion topic that it became, and it was wrong. That's far from being a few little details out for me!
Maybe they are, but that wasn't the prediction...