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Red Bull and Toro Rosso/AlphaTauri have had different engine partners at various points


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#1 lustigson

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 14:54

The article '"Inconceivable" that Red Bull, AlphaTauri run different engines in 2022' states:

 

Only on one occasion have the two teams had different engine partners - most recently in 2018, when RBR was still with Renault and the then Toro Rosso team had already moved to Honda.
 
This is not true, is it? Only in relatively recent years have Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso had the same engine partner: 2014, 2015 (Renault), 2017 (rebadged Renaults), 2019 and 2020 (Honda). 
 
Until 2013 RBR had run with Renault while STR was with Ferrari, while in 2006 Red Bull ran Ferraris and Toro Rosso had Cosworth power. That's 10 out of 14 seasons with different engine partners.
2006 :  Red Bull–Ferrari               /  Toro Rosso–Cosworth              — different
2007 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2008 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2009 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2010 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2011 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2012 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2013 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2014 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Renault               — same
2015 :  Red Bull–Renault               /  Toro Rosso–Renault               — same
2016 :  Red Bull–TAG Heuer (=Renault)  /  Toro Rosso–Ferrari               — different
2017 :  Red Bull–TAG Heuer (=Renault)  /  Toro Rosso–Toro Rosso (=Renault) — same
2018 :  Red Bull–TAG Heuer (=Renault)  /  Toro Rosso–Honda                 — different
2019 :  Red Bull–Honda                 /  Toro Rosso–Honda                 — same

 



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#2 Grayson

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 22:50

That's really interesting. I read that article earlier today and I was thinking that it didn't seem quite right that there had only been one year when they had the same engine. But I didn't realise quite how rare that was...

 

I thought I remembered a long period where they both had Renault engines, so it's a bit of a shock to realise that they only shared those engines for three years between 2014 and 2017!



#3 YoungGun

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 09:09

It's in digital format so I think it's an easy fix. If it had gone to print not only during this sensitive time would it have not been possible to correct but it could potentially create other un-needed side effects.