Red Bull hope Honda’s promise will persuade Daniel Ricciardo to stay | Giles Richards

On the eve of their home grand prix, the Austrian team’s principal Christian Horner believes a new engine could provide an incentive for their star driver to remain with them

The Red Bull team owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, must have felt somewhat aggrieved that the timing when he finally secured a race in Austria – under whose flag his team race – proved to be, well, just out. With four drivers’ and constructors’ championships between 2010 and 2013, in 2014, when Mateschitz brought Formula One back to what had inevitably been rechristened the Red Bull Ring, a glorious homecoming might have been expected.

What transpired fell far short and his team have almost been in transition ever since. As they return to Spielberg a new chapter is beginning for Red Bull, one Mateschitz must believe will ultimately return the home win he has been waiting for.

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