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Ecclestone expects Red Bull to stay in F1

Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that Red Bull Racing is now set to remain in the motor-racing world championship.

Helmut Marko, motorsport consultant for Red Bull Racing, said last month that the team could withdraw from F1 if it does not secure a competitive engine in time for the 2016 season.

However, the Autosport motorsport news website reported that the team reopened talks with automotive manufacturer Renault last weekend as the series stopped in Russia. Renault currently provides the team’s engine.

When asked if he thought Red Bull would pull out of F1, Ecclestone told Autosport: "I think now, with what's happened, no. But before, I thought yes.” Ecclestone then added: “Things are sorted.”

Red Bull made it clear over the summer that it was on the look-out for a better engine. However, the team's talks with Mercedes and Ferrari did not progress.