2014 F1 season
Caterham will continue to use Renault engines for the next three seasons, the team has confirmed.
The extended deal will see Caterham running Renault’s V6 turbo ‘Energy F1′ engine built to the new regulations which come into force next year.
Team principal Cyril Abiteboul said the extension of the team’s Renault deal is “very good news for our F1 team and is a reflection of the deep bonds that have been created between our two businesses since 2011, particularly with the road car project we launched in 2012 between Caterham and Alpine, which is now at an advanced stage in development.”
“When our F1 partnership began in 2011 we, as a young team, were immediately impressed by the various benefits of the collaboration on our operations, and since then we are relentlessly pushing them even further,” he added.
“Given the age and status of our team we have also been pleased to see Renault Sport F1 adapting their operational practices to suit our size and optimising our integration with an enhanced technical collaboration. We work together in an open and honest manner to help Caterham F1 Team achieve its short-term goal of establishing itself as an integral part of F1 and to help Renault achieve the deserved recognition of its technical edge.”
Renault Sport F1 president Jean-Michel Jalinier said: “From the very start our partnership has been comprehensive and it is therefore natural that we would want to see it pay dividends. We are very happy with the quality and depth of the teams we will supply and look forward to seeing the first generation of Energy F1-powered cars hit the track next year.”
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