Renault president Carlos Ghosn insists that the decision to stay in F1 as an engine supplier has been justified by Red Bull
winning the constructors' championship for a third successive season.
Victory was assured with a race to go after Sebastian Vettel
took second place in the US Grand Prix, with the German also taking a 13 point lead in the drivers' championship into the season finale in Brazil this weekend.
The third title with Red Bull
was the eleventh for Renault
in F1 and Ghosn said it vindicated the decision to remain in the sport in an engine capacity despite the decision to sell the Renault
team, which is now owned by Genii Capital and run under the Lotus banner.
“On behalf of Renault
and all our employees I would like to congratulate Renault
Sport F1 and Red Bull
Racing for this latest success,” he said. “Eleven world constructors' titles for Renault
in a little over 35 years in the sport is a considerable achievement.
“This result fully justifies Renault's decision to return to F1 engine supply and will provide additional motivation as we move forward to our next challenges : continued success in F1 and preparing for the introduction of the new engine regulations in 2014.”Renault's F1 engine titles:
2010: Red Bull
2011: Red Bull
2012: Red Bull