Dyed-in-the-wool racer Martin Brundle on Monday said he sees no quick end to Red Bull's new self-induced crisis.
"I doubt that trip across the Atlantic for the next round in Montreal will extinguish these fireworks," the BBC commentator said on Monday, as the international media got to work on Sebastian Vettel's crash at Istanbul Park with race leader and teammate Mark Webber.
The Sun's headline referred to the one-two gift handed to McLaren, toying with the energy drink's slogan by insisting "Red Bull gives you wins".
Other sections of the press were more serious.
"Red Bull has a conflict of jealously and betrayal," said El Mundo newspaper in Spain.
Italy's La Repubblica likened the previously dominant team's self-destruction to "suicide".