Caterham to retain Renault engines in 2014
24 May 2013 – Caterham has confirmed that its cars will again be powered by Renault engines in 2014, the Leafield-based outfit opting to remain with the French manufacturer as the sport approaches the transition from V8 powerplants to turbocharged V6 units.
With speculation arising in recent weeks, team founder Tony Fernandes said he never pondered switching to a rival brand, with both parties committed to a 'long-term' deal.
"We have a car partnership with Renault," Fernandes explained to reporters in Monte-Carlo. "Our Formula 1 car is going to be replicated in a road car, so you see a Renault engine with DRS and KERS in a Caterham. We are a long-term partner and it is not just about the racing team. It is about a business; the car business is integral."
Having entered the sport as Lotus Racing back in 2010, Tony Fernandes' squad switched from Cosworth to Renault power at the end of its debut campaign.