Dietrich Mateschitz with Christian Horner
Red Bull uber-boss Dietrich Mateschitz has played down claims he is set to approve a bespoke engine project to power his Formula 1 team Red Bull from 2016.
The reports have been fuelled by none other than the billionaire's Formula 1 right-hand-man Helmut Marko, who said links with renowned Austrian companies like Pankl and AVL mean: 'You should never say no. We are looking at all alternatives.'
Mateschitz, rarely seen in the paddock, is attending this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix at his very own Red Bull Ring. He said he is coping with Red Bull's struggle in 2014, following four consecutive years of title dominance.
'This is sport,' Mateschitz is...
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