Entertainment: Red Bull and Porsche: According to Horner, the logo of the Red Bull (archive picture) Formula 1 team is really important. If the cooperation between the German manufacturer and the Austrian racing team, based in England, is not officially sealed

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. Because, according to team boss Christian Horner, there are still "a few big reservations". Horner explains: "It is primarily a matter of what the final technical, sporting and financial rules will look like for the drive. Will these rules be fair and fair for the newcomers compared to the current manufacturers? This is just part of the puzzle, that we have to put together. " Das Logo des Formel-1-Teams von Red Bull (Archivbild) He knew that the World Automobile Association (FIA) is already working on a solution. "Hopefully this will be shown in the coming weeks," says Horner. In fact, an online vote on essential areas of the future Formula 1 regulations is scheduled, which could shortly deliver the results hoped for by Red Bull and Porsche. "Then we could try to hold further talks with the people from Porsche," says Horner, who in this case starts from a "protracted process". "But the basis for this is the rules for 2026 and whether they are attractive enough for a company like Porsche or Audi to get into Formula 1."

Red Bull wishes long-term

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Red Bull, but will not unconditionally respond to any Porsche offer, says Horner. A certain predictability on the part of a possible drive partner is needed.

"We do everything we tackle with long -term in mind," explains Horner. "We are not looking for a short -term solution. So strategically it would have to fit the long -term plans of Red Bull in Formula 1." For example, the team has contractually bound

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drive partner has to match the "philosophy"

In addition, Red Bull does not want to bend for a partner. Every collaboration on the technical side must "naturally" build on the philosophy of its racing team, says Horner.

"To preserve this would be absolutely fundamental for everything else. Because there are reasons for what we have achieved. And Dietrich Mateschitz would not get involved in anything that would be opposed to the further development of the team."

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Red Bull continues to upgrade the Milton Keynes location on the contrary: Mateschitz took a lot of money for his Red Bull team and had a new drive factory built at the team location in Milton Keynes. Everything to give his racing team as good as possible technical basics as possible for the time after the Honda retreat from Formula 1.

or as Horner puts it: "We developed from a factory area to a technology campus. If the new rules

come in 2026 , then we are the only team next to Ferrari that can build everything from one location." This is "incredibly exciting", of course for any partners.

Red Bull is in advance. In the drive building named after Formula 1 world champion Jochen Rindt, "the first drive will be applied shortly", says Horner.

In doubt, Red Bull wants everything himself

"We have a steep learning curve ahead of us, but we know incredibly talented people in our ranks. And we have invested in our facilities so that we can record it with the current manufacturers."

"This is a huge task because we started at zero twelve months ago. In 55 weeks we raised a complete factory, and without a final clarity about what the rules will look like, and they are the key."

Red Bull underlined how serious the brand is with the Formula 1 project. "After the withdrawal of Honda, it was very important to us to be able to take our fate into our own hands and to have the drive and chassis in one place," explains Horner. "In the long term, this was strategically right for us."

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