Red Bull and/or Renault to quit F1 for IndyCar?

Mateschitz could pull his Red Bull brand from F1 and also convince Renault to come along to IndyCar where the rules ensure everyone has a fighting chance to win. IndyCar certainly could use the boost both would bring to the series.

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz again has stated, this time even stronger, that his company will quit Formula 1 if his teams cannot get a competitive engine.

"We'll only stay in Formula 1 if we have a competitive team, and we need a competitive power unit for that," Mateschitz was quoted as saying by the Austria Press Agency on Thursday.

"If we don't have one, we can race with the best car and the best drivers and still have no chance of competing for victory."

"Of course Renault can also weigh its options, including a pull-out," Mateschitz said.

"As a manufacturer, it's your task to deliver a competitive power unit.

"If you can do that, it's great. If, for whatever reason, you can't do that, you should pull out.

"Then the consequences for us would be clear, too."

"We are not a car manufacturer who could justify the investment," he said.

"So we rely on Renault to close the gap to Ferrari and, above all, Mercedes."

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