Mark Webber, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

Red Bull set for Infiniti deal

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Red Bull are set to announce a branding deal with Infiniti*.

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Red Bull ?ǣ to Infiniti?? and beyond (Joe Saward)

“It looks like Red Bull Racing is not going to be running Renault engines in 2011 ?ǣ 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.”

Red Bull budget boosted as engines renamed Infiniti (BBC)

??Red 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 ??7m.??

Todt Sees Kubica In Hospital (Speed)

??FIA president Jean Todt on Sunday visited Robert Kubica in hospital.??

Renault: Heidfeld already leading team (Autosport)

??Renault 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.??

Formula One pays down private equity debt (The Telegraph)

??Formula One has paid down a large tranche of the $2.8bn (??1.7bn) debt used by private equity firm CVC to buy the motor racing franchise in 2006.??

A1 Grand Prix race firm faces fraud inquiry (The Telegraph)

??The Serious Fraud Office has started looking into companies behind the A1 Grand Prix Series ?ǣ the collapsed rival to Formula One ?ǣ whose creditors still claim to be owed more than ??400m.??

Video exclusive: Mark Webber on the new Red Bull F1 car and how he can beat Sebastian Vettel (James Allen on F1)

??This 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.??

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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.