Red Bull Racing set to confirm Renault deal

According to reports Red Bull looks set to finialise a deal with Renault to use the French engines in 2010.

A switch to Mercedes had been rumoured around the F1 paddock but the team have pretty much ruled this out.

Talking after the teams 1-2 finish in Abu Dhabi, team boss Christian Horner praised the Renault engine, “Since Monza, Renault have remarkably raised their game and done everything they could for us to have such a strong finish of the year”

“Renault has fuel-efficient engines which will be very important in 2010.”

Mercedes are apparently still in talks to supply another team with boss Norbert Haug explaining that the approval is there for the German powerplant to be used in another car on the 2010 grid.

“The approval is there for one year, and it is still in discussion internally. There is no final decision taken,” said Haug, who insisted a team could do a good job despite a late decision on engines, as shown by Brawn this year.

“This is probably not the ideal scenario but one thing for sure is that the current world championship winning team got the engine later, and we are not delaying the process,” Haug added. “One thing that is proven is that it is possible to get the job done even with a later decision.”