Renault says Caterham, Lotus deals 'almost done'

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Jean-Michel Jalinier believes Renault will sign with four teams

Jun.14 (GMM) Renault is still yet to finalise new V6 engine deals with existing customers Caterham and Lotus.

Charles Pic, Caterham, Carlos Tavares, Renault COO, Alain Prost (FRA)
Charles Pic, Caterham, Carlos Tavares, Renault COO, Alain Prost (FRA)

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At the end of May, the French marque's F1 president Jean-Michel Jalinier said that with Red Bull and Toro Rosso already under contract for 2014, another customer or two "is the ideal".

It has been reported that while Caterham is expected to stay with Renault, Lotus has been in talks with Ferrari.

"We very likely will end up with four teams," Jalinier is quoted by Reuters this week.

"The discussions with Lotus and Caterham have progressed. It's almost done with them, so there's a high probability that we end up with four in 2014."

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Alain Prost , Charles Pic , Carlos Tavares
Teams Ferrari , Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news
Tags caterham, engine, lotus, renault, v6