Scuderia Toro Rosso emerges as chosen by Renault to return to Formula 1 with own equipment. The absence of debts of the Italian team would be the advantage over Force India and Lotus.
L he relationship between Red Bull and Renault is not the best these days. After the successes that led to winning four world championships , the performance of Renault engines no longer seems to be the same as the V8 era.
During the Grand Prix of Australia played the last weekend Helmut Marko stated to the press that Red Bull is discussing the sale of Scuderia Toro Rosso Renault. Marko was extensive to say that are discussing with Renault on another cooperation with Toro Rosso either with painted entirely in yellow or even the acquisition of Renault cars.
This would mean a radical change for both Renault and Toro Rosso. The French automaker won the world championship when he drove his own team with Fernando Alonso at the wheel, before selling it to Lotus.
Renault was already visiting STR facilities in Italy.
But since then has participated only as engine supplier and this season he has only Red Bull and Toro Rosso after Lotus started using the engine plants Mercedes and Caterham leave.
However Helmut Marko said that if discard STR will mean not seal the end of the program for young drivers, as even if Renault takes over, maintain cooperation in this regard .
On the other hand Scuderia Toro Rosso sees the acquisition by Renault as a bad idea because the director Franz Tost was instructed to clarify Seri an opportunity and very positive for the team.
On the other hand Carlos Sainz , current head of the team said people Renault was visiting facilities headquarters of the former Minardi Italy three or four weeks ago.
On the other hand Renault recognized that such visits existed, but within the framework of existing cooperation between both parties. However Renault from change its advertising strategy around Formula 1 to improve exposure and return for participation in the top flight, something that can only achieve their own equipment.