Renault keen to supply more teams

Date published: September 14 2011

Renault has not ruled out the possibility of supplying more Formula One teams with power units…

Renault has not ruled out the possibility of supplying more Formula One teams with power units.

The French manufacturer signed a new five-year engine partnership with Red Bull Racing last week while Renault F1, Team Lotus and Williams will also be using their power units in 2012.

The business is unlikely to stop there though as Spanish squad HRT are rumoured to be in talks with the company.

Renault’s COO Carlos Tavares says they “would not be opposed to” supplying more teams.

“Our strategy hasn’t changed,” Tavares told Renault Sport. “We have refocused our operations to supplying engines. I am very happy with this as something I am trying to achieve with the teams within Renault is that we concentrate on the essentials and not spread ourselves too thinly.

“The heart of a car is its engine so I am very happy that we are focusing on this element. I think we are doing very well in this area and the results speak for themselves.

“That four teams are coming to us to supply their engines and we have the ability to satisfy them is very positive. If we have to supply more partners I would not be opposed to it. As we have more partners we dilute our costs.”