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Realistic Expectations for Red Bull in 2016 Formula 1 Season

One of his staunchest allies may be helping to turn Red Bull Racing's fortunes around, but chief technical officer Adrian Newey isn't expecting any miracles ahead of the 2016 Formula One season. Having tried and failed to secure an engine-supply deal with Mercedes, Ferrari and Honda in the closing months of last season—a pursuit of excellence that nearly resulted in the downfall of the Red Bull empire—the team will continue to run Renault power units this year. Sure, they can give the engine a quirky name in an attempt to distance themselves from the French manufacturer, and, of course, engine expert Mario Illien, a colleague of Newey's from the Leyton House days, has been assisting the development of the powertrain, p...

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