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Could Red Bull start using Mercedes engines soon?

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At the start of last weekend rumours started to fly about the possibility of Red Bull teaming up with Aston Martin and therefore having their engines supplied by Mercedes. Until now any Formula One fan would have laughed at such a concept, however Toto Wolff has given these rumours some validity.

As well all know for the last two years Red Bull and Renault have not been getting on as well as they have done in previous years, both off and on the track, with Renault's engine lacking in many different ways meaning the four-time constructors champions are struggling to make the points.

Dietrich Mateschitz has been all over the media recently, openly criticising Renault and even going as far as threatening to pull out of the sport altogether, which would mean that we would lose two teams and the Austrian GP. Christian Horner has also been reported saying that he is far from impressed with the Renault engine.

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The latest reports came out of Friday, with Red Bull rumoured to be in talks about partnering with Aston Martin in what would be a technical and brand partnership. This would mean that they would be partnered with Aston Martin however their engines would be supplied by Mercedes, the team that last season were their main rivals.

This is why many F1 fans never thought that they would see a partnership between the two F1 giants, however Toto Wolff seems to have softened his stance somewhat.

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He said: "There are many, many things to be considered. What happens if Renault decides to have their own team and buy another team? Will they continue to supply Toro Rosso and Red Bull, and if not, what are the solutions? Who's going to supply them to make them stay in the sport? What does it mean for us? Until now they were the enemy, but maybe now there is a new enemy."

This then makes me think that in the near future we may see a Red Bull powered by a Mercedes engine, which could be great for the sport as we may have more competition at the top, as we saw from Williams this past weekend in the British Grand Prix.

What do you guys think about a partnership between these two? Will it be good or bad for the sport, and what about Renault potentially launching their own team again?

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