Yokohama, Japan: Nissan/Infiniti and Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing have agreed to discontinue their commercial partnership at the end of the 2015 season, one year earlier than originally stipulated.
The move is no surprise given the Nissan Renault alliance and Red Bull Racing’s decision to cease using Renault engines, although the team will utilise a Renault-based power-plant branded TAG-Hauer. In addition, Renault is expected to conclude a deal to purchase the Lotus F1 team, which it will rebrand with the French auto maker’s name.
The partnership between Infiniti, Nissan and Red Bull Racing has been one of the most successful ones in recent years, with the team winning four consecutive Formula One constructor and driver world championship titles between 2010 and 2013.
Infiniti and Red Bull Racing started their commercial partnership in 2011 before Infiniti became the title sponsor of the team in 2013.
As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti had a far-reaching technical collaboration with the four-time FIA Formula One World Championship winning team.