To Infiniti and be conned

Red Bull Racing RB7 preview

News is breaking that Red Bull Racing has just signed off on a sponsorship deal with Infiniti that will effectively give the team free engines. Aside from a few stickers on the car, and a £7 million cheque (the same as the annual budget cap for engines), everything else will stay the same. That is, the engines in the new RB7 will still be made by Renault, it’s only the badging that will change.

Infiniti is the premium brand of Nissan, part-owned by Renault, and this deal follows moves to further promote the brand in European markets. It’s understood the deal will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show, possibly as soon as tomorrow.

[Source: F1 Fanatic & BBC]