Hamilton against Mercedes supplying engines to Red Bull

Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton does not believe Mercedes should not supply engines to Red Bull Racing.

Red Bull Racing currently has a contract with Renault as its supplier till the end of 2016, but the team wants to expire that agreement a year early to the end of this season.

Renault has struggled in Formula 1 since the inception of the V6 turbo era. With Lotus changing from Renault last season to Mercedes power this year – a move that saw the team grab its first podium in over two years at the Belgian Grand Prix just a couple of weeks ago with Romain Grosjean.

That same team however, Lotus, is in talks with the French manufacturer for a potential buyout that would see Lotus become the Renault works team.

This has all elevated and left Red Bull pushing for Mercedes to become its engine supplier.

“I think if we’re serious about winning world championships, probably not,” said Hamilton. “What can I say? Red Bull is a great team. It would be like giving Ferrari our engine – we’re here to win. We don’t really need it, there’s no financial benefit in it really. I think we’re good where we are.”

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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