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SEPTEMBER 15, 2006

Renault and Red Bull

As we predicted two days ago, Renault has announced a deal to supply engines to Red Bull GmbH in 2007 and 2008. The Austrian drinks company has yet to confirm which team will use which engines as the company also has an engine deal in 2007 with Ferrari. We hear that Red Bull Racing wants to have Renaults rather than Ferraris but that Ferrari boss Jean Todt is saying "Non" (as usual) because he does not want to face direct opposition from a Red Bull-Renault that has been designed by Adrian Newey. The engines might thus end up with Scuderia Toro Rosso which will be less of a worry to Ferrari because the team still has a long way to go before it will be running with the fast men.