INFINITI’S SUCCESSFUL INVOLVEMENT IN FORMULA ONE ENTERS THE NEXT PHASE.
Starting with the new 2016 season, INFINITI will be a technical partner of the new Renault Sport Formula One team. Leveraging its expertise in performance hybrids, INFINITI will contribute engineering resources to the Renault Energy F1 Power Unit’s Energy Recovery System (ERS), which incorporates two motor generator units, the MGU-H and MGU-K, and a battery.
INFINITI ‘s reputation for performance hybrid vehicles is built on the widely acclaimed 3.5-liter hybrid engine. The INFINITI Q70 sedan – which is equipped with this engine – has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest accelerating full-hybrid car. The same hybrid system is also offered on the INFINITI Q50 sports sedan.
INFINITI began its Formula One involvement in 2011 as partner of the Red Bull Racing team and evolved into the title sponsor of the team as of the 2013 season. Building upon this experience, INFINITI now takes the logical next step forming a technical cooperation with the Renault Sports Formula One team based on a five-year plan.