Red Bull advisor Dr. Helmut Marko has revealed that the Milton Keynes-based side are still alone in their criticism of the 2026 regulations, which will see a complete overhaul of the power unit rules.
Red Bull, of course, are going to be completely dependent on themselves from 2026 onwards, with the Austrians set to supply their own power units.
From 2026, sustainable fuel will be used whilst the engines themselves will be V6 hybrid engines, with a 50/50 ratio of electrical power output and internal combustion.
It’s been reported that Red Bull’s engine is currently well below its expectations, with many labelling that as the reason why the side are contesting the regulations.
Mercedes aren’t set to support the Austrians, and neither are Ferrari, unless data proving Red Bull’s case is provided.
As for Alpine’s supplier Renault, Marko admits that the French manufacturer “don’t know what they’re doing”.
“Vasseur is continuing his love affair with Toto. Therefore, there is little resonance at Ferrari,” Marko told Motorsport-Total. Marko also took aim at Alpine’s current organisation chaos.
“At Renault, they don’t know what they’re doing,” insisted the Austrian.
Audi will also join the sport as an engine supplier in 2026, meaning there will be six suppliers on the grid, none of which are supporting Red Bull.
“We don’t have any allies yet, and that’s not because we can’t get it under control,” added Marko.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has publicly called out Red Bull boss Christian Horner for complaining about the 2026 regulations, with the Silver Arrows boss being convinced that his Red Bull counterpart is doing so for personal gain.
Wolff has questioned what Red Bull’s “real motivation” is behind their complaints, and whether they are actually for the good of the pinnacle of motorsport.
“That’s not going to happen, zero chance, capital letters,” Wolff told Sky Sports.
“I think what frightens him more maybe is that his engine programme is not coming along and that maybe he wants to kill it that way. So you always have to question what’s the real motivation to say something like that.”