Red Bull-Renault stay together through 2017

By on Friday, September 9, 2011

Red Bull will be powered by Renault engines until at least the end of 2016, it was announced at Monza on Friday.

The deal will ensure F1's reigning championship-winning team, already powered by Renault's V8 unit since 2007, will transfer to the French marque's new V6 turbo engine in 2014 and beyond.

A media statement said the new deal will involve Red Bull and Renault collaborating "to develop innovative technical solutions for the V6-based power unit".

"Red Bull Racing and Renault share the views that stability is a fundamental condition to perform at the top levels of competition," said Renault Sport F1 president Bernard Rey.

Renault's managing director Jean-Francois Caubet added that the deal, to utilise Red Bull's "input, resources and vast in-house F1 car expertise", will also benefit Renault's "other team partners" like Lotus-Renault and Team Lotus.

"We're obviously thrilled to announce this significantly enhanced agreement with the Renault-Nissan alliance," confirmed Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

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