posted 5 years ago

Red Bull and Renault Announce New Agreement

Red Bull Racing and Renaultsport F1 have extended their partnership for a further five years.

Red Bull Racing and Renaultsport F1 have extended their partnership for a further five years. And who could blame them? The deal creates stability for the teams in the ever-changing world of F1. As such, Renaultsport will continue to provide Red Bull with engines and KERS systems – including smaller 1.6-litre V6 units from 2014. The constructor then continues to develop the rest of the car, and to shoehorn Sebastian Vettel into the cockpit.

Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner, 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.”

And what a fantastic partnership. Since 2007, these teams have had 22 race wins, 32 pole positions, and 1,130.5 points. They also won both the manufacturers' and drivers' championships in 2010. Good stuff. This staggering performance has, so far, continued in 2011. Red Bull-Renault – and Sebastian Vettel – therefore have virtually unbeatable leads in their respective championships. Come on guys, give the others a chance to catch-up.