Abiteboul acknowledged that the subject would possibly be decided by contemporary Renault CEO Luca de Meo and the Austrian drink firm’s boss Dietrich Mateschitz, comparatively than by their respective representatives in the F1 paddock.
The strained relationship between Abiteboul and Red Bull’s Christian Horner and Helmut Marko is seen by observers as a doable stumbling block on the manner to a probable reunion between the 2 corporations, who worked together until 2018.
Renault stays a solid possibility, until Red Bull finds a fashion to handle the utilization of Honda’s abilities, that can additionally goal inevitably be a extra dear route.
The FIA guidelines will oblige Renault to invent RBR and AlphaTauri from 2022 in the event that they haven’t already agreed a deal.
Intriguingly on the grid ahead of the Eifel GP either Horner or Marko or both had been seen talking to Abiteboul, Ferrari crew major Mattia Binotto and Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius.
De Meo turned into once also contemporary at Nurburgring, and turned into once caught on camera with Horner, Marko and Abiteboul in the Red Bull motorhome on Sunday morning.
“Should always that that you just would possibly well maybe additionally very smartly be asking referring to the extent of the dialogue, I teach Helmut has always been my level of contact for these discussions,” said Abiteboul when quizzed by Motorsport.com.
“So I’d ask that he stays so. Having said that that that you just would possibly well maybe additionally very smartly be goal, Dietrich Mateschitz knows Luca de Meo. So per chance there will be some dialogue occurring there.
“There would possibly be rarely this kind of dialogue at the present limit. I teach first Red Bull is aloof in the aftershock of Honda’s announcement, that could maybe or could maybe additionally goal no longer hang been news to some americans in Red Bull, it is no longer determined to me.
“But anyway I teach they are aloof making an strive to make a choice stock and see the suggestions. And when comes the time, I teach they’re going to seek at what the guidelines allow them to total.”
Abiteboul says there’s no bustle to be in contact a couple of deal, as the foundations on engine provide don’t kick in until early next one year.
“And as I said on many instances we all know that legislation, nonetheless we also know that it is no longer before some time, it is no longer before mid-Also can that we are succesful of be requested to invent an engine to whichever crew doesn’t hang a contract in bid for ’22.
“So there would possibly be hundreds time as that that you just would possibly well maybe additionally measure in F1, between on the present time and mid-Also can. God knows what can happen. And we’ll bridge that gap once we win there.”
Asked by Motorsport.com about his excessive profile chats on the Nurburgring Horner didn’t protest that engines came up in dialog.
“Obviously, there are three contemporary suppliers remaining previous the tip of 2021,” he said.
“So it is handiest natural that we are succesful of take in dialogue with those events. We now hang received comparatively of time on our aspect to review all of the suggestions.
“So inevitably although there would possibly be always going to be a dialogue about engines when that that you just would possibly well maybe additionally very smartly be with out one for the 2022 season.”