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Lotus and Renault officially extended their Engine deal for 2014 and beyond


on F1 team and Renault officially announced in a statement on Thursday, that an extension of engine deal for this season and beyond

The contract was seen as a procedure, with Lotus testing in Bahrain this week with their new car ahead of the season starting in Australia on March 16.

“We are pleased to see our partnership officially confirmed as the E22 takes to the track for its first official test,” said Jean-Michel Jalinier, President of Renault Sport F1.

“The relationship between [Renault’s engine headquarters in] Viry-Châtillon and Enstone has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. This is illustrated in no better way than the excellent – and very close – collaboration on the 2014 car, which is more technically complex than any previous designs.

“We hope this spirit will pay dividends on-track this season and going forward into the new F1 technical era.”

Renault are also supplying power units to champions Red Bull, sister team Toro Rosso and Caterham. Mercedes and Ferrari are the sport’s other engine manufactures.


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