Renault is not the only manufacturer questioning its long-term commitment to formula one.

Renault is not the only manufacturer questioning its long-term commitment to formula one.

That is the insistence of Dietrich Mateschitz, the owner of two teams including the Renault-powered Red Bull Racing.

Following the shock departure of the Japanese manufacturer Honda, it was rumoured that the Renault board might also be reconsidering its involvement in the expensive sport.

"It's not only Renault," Mateschitz told the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung, "it's the same with Toyota and apparently also BMW.

"Probably everyone in formula one is analysing itself in times of a global recession," he added.

 

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