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Red Bull secure Ferrari engine deal 23 Apr 2005

Christian Klien (AUT) Red Bull Racing RB1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, San Marino Grand Prix, Practice, Imola, Italy, 22 April 2005

Red Bull are to use Ferrari engines during the 2006 and 2007 Formula One seasons, the team announced at Imola on Saturday.

The Austrian-owned squad have made an excellent start to their debut season using Cosworth power, but they are convinced the Ferrari deal will give them the best basis for future progress when the regulations switch from V10 to V8 engines next year.

"Ferrari is synonymous with success in Formula One and we are extremely proud and privileged that Red Bull Racing will be powered by Ferrari engines from 2006 onwards,” said Red Bull’s sporting director Christian Horner. “This is an enormous boost for the team and underlines our commitment to compete at the forefront of Formula One."

Ferrari Managing Director Jean Todt commented: "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Red Bull Racing to supply them with our F1 engines. The determination, motivation and enthusiasm of the people at Red Bull Racing were key factors in us taking this decision. This collaboration fits in with the fact that, since 1991, with a break from 1993 to 1996, Ferrari has supplied its F1 engines to other teams."

World champions Ferrari currently supply their engines to the Sauber team.