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Toro Rosso to rebrand engine in 2017?

Toro Rosso poised to rebrand Renault engines in 2017 in a similar way to Red Bull
Scuderia Toro Rosso is in discussions with an unnamed sponsor to re-brand its Renault engines next season.

The deal will be similar to that employed by sister team Red Bull Racing, which runs its engines under the TAG-Heuer name, a consequence of the public spat with Renault in 2015.

“We have the opportunity of finding a title sponsor to rebrand our 2017 engine, as Red Bull did last year with TAG-Heuer,” team principal Franz Tost told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We are in talks and are in discussions with a sponsor.”

Toro Rosso switches back to Renault power units in 2017 after a single season using year-old Ferrari engines.

Meanwhile, Tost added that Toro Rosso's 2017 car will make its debut shortly before the first pre-season test with an outing planned as part of a filming day.

“We have done the crash tests and will do a filming day with the new car before the first winter test,” he confirmed.

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December 28, 2016 8:13 PM

my bet is on aston martin. their branding was on the car for 2016, and with red bull working with aston on a hypercar, it would appear to be a no-brainer. but it is odd that renault are allowing other companies to get the kudos. after all, previously renault moaned that they didnt get enough recognition in the 4 wccs, yet here they are allowing their name to be removed from teams that are out performing them. most odd.


December 30, 2016 6:06 PM

I must be missing something here..........why would Renault allow their product to be re-branded, and in any case by a watch manufacturer? (or another racing company like Aston Martin). If I was head of Tag- Heure why would I want to be considered the engine supplier when everyone knows my company makes high-end watches? Can someone explain? .......

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