Carlos Sainz Jnr says the impasse over Red Bull’s engine supply deals is delaying work on their 2016 cars.
Red Bull and Toro Rosso are set to sever their contracts with Renault but neither have yet agreed terms with another manufacturer.
“I’m not really taking care of that matter much,” said Sainz in today’s FIA press conference. “We’re here to drive and our job is to extract the maximum performance of our car.”
“I just know that the team obviously is working hard, now more than ever, to find something for next year. Obviously it starts to be a bit late and we need to design the rear part of the car. When you don’t have something at the rear yet at this stage of the year it’s a bit tricky.”
Red Bull has demanded a competitive engine package for next season and Sainz believes their history in the sport justify it.
“I have full trust that they will come to a solution, an agreement,” he said. “I think more than anyone Red Bull deserves, they have done a lot for this sport, a lot for Formula One, and they will end up having a decent engine or a decent package for next year.”
2015 Russian Grand Prix
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- 2015 Russian Grand Prix team radio transcript