Infiniti to become title sponsor of Red Bull F1 team

Red Bull Racing drivers Mark Webber of Australia and Sebastian Vettel of Germany are seen during a team filming day at Circuit de Catalunya on February 18, 2012 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sebastian Vettel;Mark WebberNov.25 (Press Release) Red Bull Racing is pleased to confirm today that it has agreed a four-year extension of its partnership which first began in 2011 with Infiniti, the premium automotive brand from Japan.

The increased agreement will see Infiniti become title partner from 2013, meaning that Red Bull Racing’s team name will become Infiniti Red Bull Racing from the start of next season.

As part of the expanded partnership, Infiniti’s involvement with the team will evolve from being purely commercial to a relationship that is more technologically focused, as the two companies will join together on a number of engineering and development projects.

Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti said: “While our first 24-months have been very beneficial to both parties, our new increased relationship will bring increased advantages to Infiniti and Red Bull Racing. As title sponsor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing will help us garner even more worldwide exposure for our brand, products and technology.”

Red Bull Racing’s Team Principal Christian Horner added: “Red Bull Racing and Infiniti have been working on a number of initiatives since the start of our relationship in 2011. During that time, Infiniti has demonstrated significant technical prowess and I’ve been impressed by the depth of the wider engineering capabilities of the Nissan Motor Company. In terms of marketing, Infiniti has leveraged their involvement with Red Bull Racing and Formula One extremely effectively to become much better known in a short space of time. These two attributes make Infiniti the ideal title and technical partner for Red Bull Racing.”

Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer commented: “F1 presents immense design and engineering challenges on a daily basis. Having a committed technical partner like Infiniti gives us a great platform for working together on technical projects, such as the Energy Recovery Systems for the 2014 season.”

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  • Bassie

    Please don’t say Infinity is a ‘Premium’ brand .. It is a rebadged Mazda.. That’s what it is.. and it being a Mazda means it is a crappy low quality car. Period!

    On topic: the title-tilte-sponsor xD what a bullshit.. RedBull is the titlesponsor.. it is called “RedBull-Racing”

    Infinity-redbull-renault xD

    This is -by far,.. i mean really far and beyond- the most moronic/stupendous/ridiculous name i have heard in F1.. and i do remember some horrible ones… =dear god=

  • Matthias O’keeffe

    @Bassie

    Who said Infinity is a rebadged Mazda? They are part of Nissan, you jackass.. And the name is nice, not the most moronic/stupendous/ridiculous name… I think ur name in the comment is the most stupidest name i ever heard in this page..

  • jl

    @infiniti not infinity, that mean you didn’t even know the brand.

  • Joe Kinnear

    @ Bassie

    At least it sounds better than Force India

    —-> No offence to India, IMO it’s just that the name sounds better suited for a (now defunct) A1GP series team.

  • Flipper the forest-kangaroo

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    Matthias O’keeffe 25 November, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Jep it is a rebadged MAZDA.. you know,…. zoom-zoom-Mazda .. these heaps of plastic junk from some backwards rice-country xD