Toro Rosso, Renault announce agreement
26 May 2013 – Toro Rosso will be powered by Renault engines from the 2014 Formula 1 season onwards, both parties announced at a press conference in Monaco on Sunday. The Faenza-based outfit is supplied by Ferrari under the current regulations, but will switch to the French manufacturer for the start of the new turbocharged V6 era.
"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," Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost said of the agreement.
"It is particularly important that we have managed to finalise 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 supplier since 2007. They have provided us with an extremely effective and reliable engine and an excellent service."
Sauber is the only other Ferrari customer at present, although Marussia is said to be close to a deal with the Italian marque as the sport approaches its engine transition.