The chief of Infiniti's Formula One motorsport involvement, Andreas Sigl, said just last week that the brand was "going longer and deeper" into its collaboration with Red Bull, and the proof has already come: the Japanese luxury brand has signed a four-year deal to become the title sponsor of Red Bull Racing. From next year the team will be Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

The move cements Infiniti's intention to make the most of the already-ongoing technical collaboration it has had with Red Bull Racing for two years – this year Milton Keynes team has been testing Infiniti's Scratch Heal paint for aero properties and during the young driver test it used KERS batteries that were wholly developed by Infiniti's parent company, Nissan.

Earning a tip of the hat for not giving into cheap-trick branding, the engines will continue to be branded as Renault. Renault/Nissan CEO does not "want any confusion within the Alliance as to who does what."


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      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      So... essentially the exact same as it is now, since it's all coming from the same Renault / Nissan pocket anyway, but with Infiniti decals replacing the Renault ones. Gotcha.
        ThomasP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        Just because Renault is the parent company doesn't mean that Infiniti doesnt deserve to credit for innovations made under the Infiniti name.
          onewayroll
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ThomasP
          ahh...what innovations has Infiniti made in F1?
          ThomasP
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ThomasP
          The KERS development mentioned in the article?
      MrRage
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Renault logos will be staying as the engines will still be Renault engines.
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MrRage
        Well, there's a reason why VW runs its Le Mans program under the Audi moniker, rather then fielding same prototypes under the Skoda banner...
      Maddoxx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lotus also uses a Renault engine. Glad to see Infiniti becoming a forefront sponsor hopefully this will raise awareness for the brand. Infiniti redbull f1 will they win it again next year?
      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Makes sense Infiniti = Nissan -> pretty much owned by Renault -> makes engine for Red Bull F1 :) I see what they did there hehe.
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everyone knows this technology is by Renault and not Nissan. Meanwhile I wish Ford or GM north America would jump into F1 since we all know that if Chrysler or SRT were to jump in, it would be all Ferrari technology. Man, the French can race. Too bad in Le Mans Peugeot is too poor to fund their racing program. I was hoping Cadillac could pick up that team with their French Alliance, or Opel. Oh well. But Ford needs to drop WRC and take up serious road racing again. F1, Le Mans, anything..
        ThomasP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Unless the USGP gains traction, I don't see any american companies Jumping into F1 anytime soon. Could be interesting... though again, mainly marketing.
        onewayroll
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Chrysler will never be in F1....that's Ferrari's role. Ford has already said it dropping out of WRC but I'm hoping they will make a return some day.