Renault Vows to Solve Engine Reliability Issue

After a disastrous weekend for Vettel, with two engine failures in consecutive days, the Red Bull driver is believed to have only one available engine for the remaining six races of the season.

As of this season each F1 driver is allocated eight engines for the entire season, and sadly Vettel recorded two engine failures this weekend alone. His first engine failure came on Saturday during the morning practice, while the second problem rose during his 24th lap in the race at Valencia.

Although Christian Horner, Red Bull team princial, expressed his frustration with Renault engines' reliability, he said this doesn't necessary mean they will drop Renault as their next season's engine supplier. "I think it is still a long way to go in this championship and obviously our options are open", said Horner in a Q&A session on the F1's official website.

"You can't make a decision based on one weekend, you have to look at the whole season and Renault so far has given us a great service and support. It was really unfortunate to have two engine failures in one weekend", concluded Christian Horner.

With the rumors about Red Bull looking for another engine supplier for next year, Renault's person in charge with customer engine supply to the Red Bull Racing team, Fabrice Lom regarded the incident from Valencia as a "nightmare weekend".

"I can only apologise to Red Bull Racing and Sebastian in particular for this reliability issue and assure them that we will work as hard as possible to ensure it doesn't happen again," said Lom. "The end of the season will now be tough on the engine side for Sebastian", ended Fabrice Lom.
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