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Red Bull success 'justifies' Renault involvement

ESPN Staff
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Red Bull joined Ferrari, McLaren and Williams in an elite group of teams to have won three or more constructors' titles © Sutton Images

Red Bull's constructors' championship triumph "fully justifies" Renault's involvement in Formula One, according to the engine manufacturer's president Carlos Ghosn.

The Renault name disappeared from Formula One as a constructor at the end of 2010, with the team being rebranded as Lotus Renault in 2011 and then simply Lotus this season. However, it has remained in the sport as an engine supplier and signed a new five-year contract with Red Bull last year that was described as a "premium technical co-operation" between the two.

With Red Bull securing a third consecutive constructors' championship, Ghosn said it was justification for Renault's participation and would motivate the manufacturer for future success.

"On behalf of Renault and all our employees I would like to congratulate Renault Sport F1 and Red Bull Racing for this latest success," Ghosn said. "Eleven world constructors' titles for Renault in a little over 35 years in the sport is a considerable achievement.

"This result fully justifies Renault's decision to return to F1 engine supply and will provide additional motivation as we move forward to our next challenges : continued success in F1 and preparing for the introduction of the new engine regulations in 2014."