Day: October 7, 2020

Renault willing to supply Red Bull and AlphaTauri with F1 engines

LONDON — Renault will meet their obligations under the rules if Red Bull asks for an engine supply after Honda leaves Formula One at the end of 2021, the French team’s boss Cyril Abiteboul said on Friday.

Honda announced their departure earlier, leaving Red Bull Racing and sister team AlphaTauri seeking a new power unit supply for 2022.

The sporting regulations state that “each manufacturer must, if called upon to do so by the FIA, supply at least three teams.”

Mercedes are due to supply four teams next year, with Ferrari powering three, Honda two and Renault only their own factory outfit.

“We know the regulations and we would comply with the regulations,” Abiteboul told Reuters.

He said Red Bull, who won four drivers’ and constructors’ titles in a row with Renault engines between 2010-13, had yet to

2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 Drivers’ Notes Review

The 2020 Maserati Quattroporte is the Italian brand’s flagship sedan. There’s only one other Maserati sedan — the Ghibli — but the Quattroporte commands the big bucks with its blend of opulent luxury and performance, all topped off by a Ferrari-sourced engine. We drove the Quattroporte S Q4 in GranLusso trim, which is the less powerful and cheaper partner of the GTS. Since it’s the GranLusso, it added silk-and-leather upholstery, heated and cooled seats, a chrome front fascia insert, 20-inch wheels and glossy black brake calipers.

An impressive, high-tech 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine lurks under the S Q4’s hood making 424 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque, both respectable numbers for a boosted six-cylinder. It’s paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission that’ll send this big sedan from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. The all-wheel drive system is