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Renault to supply engines to Red Bull 15 Sep 2006

David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing RB2.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 25 May 2006

At least one of Red Bull’s two Formula One teams will use Renault power next year after the Austrian company reached an engine supply agreement for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Red Bull Racing currently use Ferrari engines, with sister team Toro Rosso running Cosworth V10s. Red Bull will confirm at a later date which of the two will be switching to the Renault supply.

Commenting on the new agreement, Renault’s Formula One Team President Alain Dassas said: "It is positive for Formula One to have another team racing with a top-line, competitive engine, and this agreement will also reinforce Renault's presence in the sport. We look forward to working with a dynamic, ambitious company such as Red Bull."

Renault have a strong tradition of Formula One engine supply dating back to 1983, when the French manufacturer first supplied customer engines to Lotus. Lotus, Ligier, Tyrrell, Williams and Benetton all used Renault power at different times during the 1980s and 1990s, scoring a total of 80 Grand Prix wins.