Renault to confirm next team within days
30 May 2013 – Renault Sport has thanked the Williams Formula 1 team for its partnership over the last two years and said in a statement it wishes them the very best for the future. Renault though has also announced that within a matter of days it will announce the next team.
Last week Renault and Scuderia Toro Rosso announced they came to a multiple year agreement. Renault currently supplies Williams, Red Bull, Lotus and Caterham in Formula 1 and has said it will have its full plans for 2014 announced before the end of June.
“For Renault Sport F1, we have stated on numerous occasions that we would supply up to five teams if there was a requirement to do so, but this would not make sense economically or be ideal for our resources,” President of Renault Sport F1 Jean-Michel Jalinier said. “Three, or up to four, teams is the ideal for us so the departure of Williams normalizes the situation and makes things much clearer from our side. We will announce the next team within a matter of days, and then confirm the final stage before the end of June. We remain incredibly motivated about the challenge of the 2014 engines.”
It is likely Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham will be Renault's only clients for next season.