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Toro Rosso switch to Renault engines for 2014 - Renault gain a new partner, amid rumours they may lose Williams

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Toro Rosso switch to Renault engines for 2014
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Toro Rosso have announced they will be using Renault power from next season onwards, making the switch from their current engine supplier Ferrari. The team held a press conference in Monaco to confirm the new deal, in which they revealed they will use Renault’s engines as well as recovery systems for a timeframe simply described as “2014 onwards.”

Team Principal at Toro Rosso, Franz Tost, said of the deal: “Our engineers have already had meetings with Renault, sharing information about working practices and now that the agreement has been signed, we will continue these meetings to deal with the very complicated technologies involved in next year’s power package.”

Renault will be glad to have this new partnership on board, as there are rumours circling the paddock that Williams will be moving away from Renault engines to Mercedes next year. Non-executive chairman Niki Lauda and Mercedes-Benz High Performance Managing Director Andy Cowell were seen entering the Williams motorhome in Monaco on Saturday.