Red Bull Racing and Renaultsport F1 have extended their successful partnership for a further five years. The new fuel-efficient 1.6-liter V6 turbo engine that will be introduced from 2014 will be incorporated into the framework of an enhanced collaboration.
Building on the existing championship-winning partnership, Renaultsport F1 will continue to supply V8 engines and KERS Motor Generator Units to Red Bull Racing for 2012 and 2013, with the new agreement repositioning the relationship between Red Bull Racing and Renault to a premium technical co-operation.
Within the new agreement, a joint technical venture will be set up, in which Red Bull Technology and Renaultsport F1 will collaborate to develop innovative technical solutions for the V6-based unit that will be introduced from 2014.
Red Bull Technology and Renaultsport F1 will contribute their respective know-how, experience and specialist personnel to the project to achieve a competitive and reliable powertrain to be used by Red Bull Racing and customer teams.
Jean-Francois Caubet, Managing Director of Renaultsport F1, said, "The V6 power units due to be introduced from 2014 represent a huge undertaking and to have the input, resources and vast in-house F1 expertise of Red Bull Technology will help the team at Renaultsport F1 specify, design and develop a competitive unit from the start of the new regulations and optimize its structural integration into the chassis. Having this particular support will, of course, be to the advantage of our other team partners, who will indirectly benefit from the joint expertise of the Red Bull Racing and Renaultsport F1."
Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal, said: "We're obviously thrilled to announce this significantly enhanced agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, who we have enjoyed a close working relationship with since 2007. Renaultsport F1 has always been very straight-forward to work with, which has been a contributing factor to the on-going success of the Red Bull Racing-Renault partnership. Together we have so far achieved 22 wins, 32 pole positions, 1130.5 World Championship points and two World Championships. As the relationship moves forward, we intend to build on this and look forward to working with the Renault-Nissan Alliance during future Formula One World Championship campaigns."