ME4ME wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:53 pm
Red Bull was a sponsor of several teams before they bought there own, and then another.
It has been reported serval times in the hybrid era that Mercedes' total domination of the championship earned them a billion dollar worth of media exposure annually.
I think they are pretty happy at Red Bull and are just fortifying their place at the top in F1.
Pulling the trigger on RBPT sealed that sentiment for me.
One would think that RB would have offered Honda any deal they offered Porsche if they thought Honda might actually be interested. I mean, the engines since 2020 have been amazing, and the cultures had the proper bridges in place.
Other than the fact that Audi (VW) could have paid 1 year's r&d budget (3 billion-ish) for the sum total of RBT's tech, and are 50% owner of a proven winner, it simply doesn't make sense to go through the teething problems of a new partner. It's a fully-functioning, symbyot now. Why change that?
It could be an odd situation come late-season 2025...