Toro Rosso to miss Abu Dhabi race

Brendon Hartley loses another Renault engine. This is what Fernand Alonso has to look forward to next year now that his Honda has become reliable
Brendon Hartley loses another Renault engine. This is what Fernando Alonso has to look forward to next year now that his Honda is getting more reliable

(GMM) Toro Rosso may have to sit out the 2017 finale in Abu Dhabi.

Germany's Auto Motor und Sports reports that as the second Red Bull team hits regular problems with its Renault-supplied MGU-H unit, the French manufacturer is almost out of spare parts.

"Toro Rosso looks like a spare parts store for vintage cars," said Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko.

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul confirmed that the spare parts situation with regards to Toro Rosso is at a critical point.

"These components have such a long lead time," said the Frenchman. "They cannot be built in two weeks."

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