Red Bull could lose title sponsor Infiniti 20 February, 2014 Red Bull could be set to lose their major title sponsor Infiniti. Just as theWorld Champion team is faltering on the pre-season test circuits, Sport Bild reports that luxury Nissan brand Infiniti does not intend to renew its Red Bull deal beyond 2015. Reports estimate the value of the deal, involving team naming rights and a conspicuous purple presence on the Red Bull livery, at €40 million per year. It is believed that Infiniti is baulking because it wanted to move beyond merely being a financial partner to the top Formula 1 team. “We know that Infiniti had hopes for a greater technical cooperation,” Red Bull’s Helmut Marko acknowledged. Former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger, a close confidante of team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, commented: “If anyone can overcome the loss of a sponsor, it is Red Bull.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMateschitz optimistic about life after VettelMateschitz made no attempt to stop Vettel from leavingMarko predicts Alonso is heading back to McLarenThumbs up for Vettel to Ferrari from F1 paddockHorner: We did not consider Alonso for Red BullSainz: It was not an easy summerVettel: I will be driving for Red Bull next yearSainz very upset when Red Bull promoted VerstappenMarko: Mr Vettel is one of our most expensive itemsProdromou: It’s fantastic to return to McLaren Veldask Krofkomanov So does Vettel lose his title as Director of Performance? LMAO!!! nowhereman I guess so..lol KevinW And we all know how accurate and reliable reports from Sport Bild are… Resultant Asteroid Ahh yet another anti-RB “news” from AJN :-S So, there is a probability that RB loses Infiniti backing beyond 2015? and nobody would run to seize the opportunity to sponsor the 4 time WDC and WCC winners? and Dieter will have a problem covering for those €40 million per year himself? Ok, forget about that … So, the CURRENTLY title-sponsorless McLaren should be considered already doomed for instance or what? Hugo Lafreniere But Vettel is Infiniti’s performance director. He must be designing SUVs with 21 in. wheels full time at the factory in Japan. How will they make it without him? KevinW So Schumacher working on Ferrari road cars is legitimate, but Vettel working with Infiniti on its performance road cars (re: Q50) is not? Seriously? Andretti and Stewart are other once highly sought after F1 drivers put on manufacturers payrolls to assist in evaluating road car dynamics. =El Presidente= i see your point.. but seriously.. one can not compare “Ferrari” with some Japanese toymaker.