Click to view our fantastic subscription offers

Instant access to the F1 paddock

You have 10 views remaining

You have read 5 stories this month. After 15, you will need to register or subscribe.

Register with us for free to view 30 stories a month.

Or subscribe to AUTOSPORT+ for unlimited news stories and access to our exclusive subscriber-only content.

Our commitment to quality journalism

We've introduced metered access to AUTOSPORT which will ensure that the majority of our visitors can continue to view the site for free. But we think that is worth a small investment from those who use it most, so that we can continue to send the leading experts in their field to motor racing paddocks all over the world to break the latest news and produce the most compelling interviews and race reports.

Every visitor gets 15 free page views per month. Once you reach the limit you can register to get 30 views or choose one of our value-for-money subscription packages to continue viewing and to get additional access to a range of features including:

  • Unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Get AUTOSPORT magazine in a digital format on your computer or iPad every week
  • Full access to FORIX - the world's best motorsport statistics website

We greatly appreciate your continued support to keep AUTOSPORT at the forefront of motorsport coverage, and we look forward to welcoming you as a new subscriber.

Glenn Freeman Editor
Find out more about our subscriptions

Renault willing to supply more Formula 1 teams from 2014

Renault logoRenault is open to expanding its Formula 1 engine supply deals beyond its current four teams for 2014 - but only as long as it does not hurt its chances of more success with works squad Red Bull.

With the possibility of there being only three engine manufacturers after next year, Renault, Mercedes or Ferrari might have to increase their customer numbers.

Renault CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn confirmed in Brazil on Sunday that the French car manufacturer would be happy to supply as many teams as necessary.

"Why not?" he said when asked by AUTOSPORT about the chances of more customers for 2014.

"We will provide as many teams as is allowed by the rules because there are some rules and we will follow the rules. But there is no problem. Our technology is not limited to some teams.

"We are ready to offer our technology for more teams. But the condition is not to dilute the attention to the teams who are winning for us preserving a very strong technological support for Red Bull is a priority.

"We want to make sure that we are always with the team that wins and can compete, but at the same time we are ready to supply the technology to other teams."

F1's rules currently limit manufacturers to supply a maximum of three teams, unless they have been given approval by the FIA for more. Renault supplies Red Bull, Lotus, Williams and Caterham at present.

Ghosn also said that the move to more environmentally-friendly technology from 2014 with 1.6-litre V6 turbos coming in was welcomed by Renault.

"Remember in 2008 when we made the change of strategy and said we are going to become an engine provider, the condition was F1 would move towards more environmentally friendly technologies," he said.

"We didn't say we need electric cars. We just said that we'll stay and we will continue to contribute as long as the technology is moving towards being more environmentally friendly. And that is what is taking place."

  More news  
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
Paddock insight from group F1 editor Jonathan Noble
Grand Prix news updates from F1 editor Edd Straw
Breaking news feed
Live commentary feed