Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has denied talk that he is looking to sell off the Toro Rosso team.

The team has been something of a Red Bull 'B' team since being purchased from Paul Stoddart and re-branded from Minardi, with a number of Red Bull junior drivers having been given the chance to move into F1 as a result - such as current race driver Jaime Alguersuari and HRT's Daniel Ricciardo, who was given his opportunity in a race seat on the back of strong performances in Friday practice.

Current F1 champion Sebastian Vettel also had his big break with the team having been given a race drive after a one-off outing for BMW Sauber, with the German taking Toro Rosso's one and only win so far in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix.

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There has been talk that Red Bull could now be looking to sell the team on but speaking to the Independent Mateschitz said there were no plans to look for a buyer.

"No," he said, "[Toro Rosso is not for sale] although partnerships would not be ruled out, as long as the partner is the right one."

Mateshitz added that Red Bull's investment in F1 is only a fraction of its marketing spend on an annual basis and insisted that a title sponsor for the main F1 team was unlikely 'given the strength of the Red Bull brand'.