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Red Bull and Renault extend partnership

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Red Bull Racing and Renault Sport F1 have extended their partnership for a further five years in the hope to continue to dominate in the world of F1.

Due to the ever-changing world of Formula 1 racing, the deal was finalised this week to create a stability that will see the partnership continue to thrive. As such, Renault Sport will continue to provide Red Bull with engines and the much discussed KERS systems.  From 2014 this will also include the smaller 1.6 litre V6 units.   Red Bull will continue to develop the rest of the car, and the team hope that Sebastian Vettel will continue to drive them to victory.

Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner, said: “We’re obviously thrilled to announce this significantly enhanced agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, who we have enjoyed a close working relationship with since 2007. Renault Sport F1 has always been very straight-forward to work with, which has been a contributing factor to the on-going success of the Red Bull Racing-Renault partnership.”

That partnership has seen the Red Bull Team thrive on the F1 track. Since 2007, the team has enjoyed 22 race wins, 32 pole positions, and 1,130.5 points.  They also won both the manufacturers' and drivers' championships in 2010.

This fantastic performance, which has far outstripped their closest competitors, has, so far, continued on in 2011.  Red Bull-Renault – and Sebastian Vettel – has dominated this seasons racing, obtaining virtually unbeatable leads in their respective championships.

By Ben Malkin

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