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Renault near deals with Lotus and Caterham

Renault close in on engine deals with Lotus and Caterham for next season
Renault say they are close to reaching new deals to provide both Lotus and Caterham with engines for the 2014 F1 season.

The French manufacturer have already agreed deals to supply Red Bull and Toro Rosso with their engines for next season, as the new V6 units replace the current V8's.

Renault have lost Williams as one of their customers for 2014, but say deals with Lotus and Caterham look likely for next season: “We very likely will end up with four teams,” said Renault Sport F1 director Jean-Michel Jalinier.

““The discussions with Lotus and Caterham have progressed. It's almost done with them, so there's a high probability that we end up with four [teams] in 2014.”

Meanwhile, Red Bull's title sponsor, Infiniti, have expressed their desire to assist in the development of the new V6 engine for next season.

The Japanese outfit had been reported to have taken the naming rights for the engine next season, something Red Bull have since denied.

However, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, have reported that not only will the engine fall under the Infiniti name, but the company will feature in its development: “The Renault V6 in the 2014 Red Bull will not only be called Infiniti, but Infiniti's technology will also be in the package,” the report stated.

“The Japanese want to participate in the development of the hybrid elements.”



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09.06.2013- Race, Charles Pic (FRA) Caterham F1 Team CT03
09.06.2013- Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E213
09.06.2013- Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E213
09.06.2013- Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E213
09.06.2013- Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E213
09.06.2013- Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E213
09.06.2013- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E21
09.06.2013- Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E213
09.06.2013- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E21
Renault Sport F1 logo. 01.03.2013.

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Taz

June 14, 2013 11:20 AM

"The Japanese want to participate in the development of the hybrid elements." Bit late, surely these components have already been developed and are been tested (on a bench somewhere) ? Seems like a load of marketing tosh.



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