Red Bull eyes Nissan to boost development

Mar.2 (GMM) One area for technical collaboration between new F1 partners Red Bull and Infiniti in future is the energy-recovery technology KERS.

In the announcement earlier this week about the 2011 and 2012 sponsor deal, the official statement earmarked “future technical collaboration” between Red Bull and Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand.

The most obvious area for cooperation would come in 2013, when the FIA is expected to open up the KERS regulations and Red Bull can tap into Nissan’s expertise in battery technology.

“I think that it is an exciting development for us,” Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is quoted by racecar-engineering.com.

“Obviously the benefit of the battery know-how won’t come in until 2013, whatever the regulations are.

“It opens up R+D resources on battery development which would never have previously been available to RBR as chassis maker,” he added.