Red Bull Racing has confirmed it will continue its customer supply relationship with engine partner Renault for a further five seasons.
The Milton Keynes outfit first switched to Renault power as far back as 2007, with the relationship flourishing to eventually deliver the team the 2010 Drivers’ and Constructors’ championship crowns; this year looks to deliver a similar result thanks to the ultra-competitive design of the RB7 chassis by Adrian Newey.
Extending the current engine deal which was set to end after the 2012 season, the deal will see greater technical collaboration between Red Bull and Renault, which will see the team take on Renault’s KERS units, as opposed to relying on their own bespoke design, which has been one of the few troublesome aspects on this year’s car.
“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,” Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said of today’s announcement.
“Renault Sport F1 has always been very straight-forward to work with, which has been a contributing factor to the ongoing success of the Red Bull Racing Renault partnership.”
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