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Red Bull are set to announce a branding deal with Infiniti*.
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“It looks like Red Bull Racing is not going to be running Renault engines in 2011 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ but will switch to Infiniti instead. It amounts to the same thing, of course, as Infiniti is a Nissan brand and Nissan and Renault are partners.”
?σΤιΌ?τRed Bull’s Renault engines will be renamed Infiniti this season in a move that will boost the world champion team’s budget by at least ?ι?ϊ7m.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τFIA president Jean Todt on Sunday visited Robert Kubica in hospital.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τRenault team boss Eric Boullier says it was obvious from Nick Heidfeld’s first few laps in the car that he was the man the squad needed to lead its 2011 charge in the absence of the injured Robert Kubica.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τFormula One has paid down a large tranche of the $2.8bn (?ι?ϊ1.7bn) debt used by private equity firm CVC to buy the motor racing franchise in 2006.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τThe Serious Fraud Office has started looking into companies behind the A1 Grand Prix Series ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ the collapsed rival to Formula One ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ whose creditors still claim to be owed more than ?ι?ϊ400m.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
?σΤιΌ?τThis week, I had the chance after the last test in Barcelona to interview Mark Webber about testing so far and his thoughts on the season ahead, particularly his ongoing battle with Sebastian Vettel.?σΤιΌ?Ψ
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*Update: The headline originally stated the deal would include the re-branding of the engines, which later turned out not to be the case.