Renault happy to extend Red Bull deal
Renault has informed the FIA that it is happy to continue supplying engines to Red Bull in 2017.
Under new rules, all engine manufacturers were required to write to the FIA regarding the supply contracts they have in place with customer teams.
Renault and Red Bull have had a turbulent relationship in recent seasons but it now looks like the partnership will continue for the foreseeable future, with Red Bull’s engines now badged as TAG Heuer.
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul said: “As we have always said, the bridges were never burned with Red Bull.
“From an engine manufacturer perspective we are open for business, open for expanding our collaboration.
“Part of Mercedes’ success has been based on having a portfolio of partners, customers in the paddock. You cannot work in isolation.”
Renault would also be willing to supply Toro Rosso with engines next year. The team currently uses year-old Ferrari motors.
Honda has said Mclaren will continue to be the only team it supplies engines to next season.
Renault chief Abiteboul