Toro Rosso to Use Renault Engines
Owned by Red Bull, the Italian team switched from Ferrari, who has been supplying Toro Rosso with Maranello-built power units since 2007. Sister team Infiniti Red Bull Racing has won three constructors’ and driver’s titles using Renault engines.
“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement to use Renault power units from the 2014 season onwards, when the new regulations will present interesting challenges. It is particularly important that we have managed to finalize our plans early, so that we can be as well prepared as possible for next year. While looking forward to working with Renault, I would also like to thank Ferrari, our engine supplier since 2007. They have provided us with an extremely effective and reliable engine and an excellent service,” said Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso team principal.
Renault is currently providing engines for four Formula One teams: Red Bull Racing, Lotus, Williams and Caterham. For the 2014 season, the 2.4-liter V8 engine configuration will be replaced with a new 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 specification.