Renault has revealed that it could expand its engine supply to a third team for the 2011 F1 season.
Currently the French manufacturer supplies Red Bull with motors – as well as the team that carries its name – but has been linked with the ART Grand Prix team if it is successful in securing a place on the grid next season.
Team co-founder Frederic Vasseur insisted he had a 'good relationship' with Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault when the news broke this week that the GP2 front-runners were interested in making the step up to F1 and head of engine operations at Renault Remi Taffin said that powering a third team in 2011 wouldn't be a problem.
"Today, nothing has been done but it is quite possible that Renault will power another team next season," he was quoted by Auto Hebdo
. "It would not be a problem: we have the capacity both in terms of technology and production."
It remains to be seen if Red Bull will run Renault engines again next season with the decision to continue with its deal this year having only been taken after plenty of speculation that the team was exploring other options.