(as far as I know) If RBR go to F1 and say 'we have no engine', Renault will be mandated to supply one. How much leeway is included I do not know, but I can recall no mention of any conditions, just they will supply it.subcritical71 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:21 amWhile I agree, can Renault include a few clauses in their contract which will preclude any public criticism(?) Can they specify financial penalties?Big Tea wrote: ↑Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:13 pmDespite us having a talking shop here, Red Bull and Renault are professional businesses and will act in a businesslike manor.
We need an engine, what is available- looks like just the Renault. - OK we need it, get it.
But we had problems with them before and fell out, it will be embarrassing to go back.
ITS YOUR JOB, DO IT OR I WILL REPLACE YOU. Erm, ok then
Who is it?
Erm, Cyril, its Chris. We need an engine.
OK, it will cost you this much, cough up ( that will look nice on the balance sheet )
But, under the rules now in place are they not compelled to supply exactly the same engine as they themselves use?
Again assuming that 'engine' means everything, or everything the customer chooses to take, they will have exactly the same as Renault, or be in the office complaining to F1, which they seem very ready to do.
There is probably a world worth of 'gubbins' that they themselves will chose to use though. They have or had a gearbox , dif, etc. Will use their own cooling. But what free choice they have of the re-gen and Kers they can have, I really do not know, and it would probably never be common knowledge, so 'an engine fail' could still be publicly attributed to Renault even if it was a RBR part that failed.