The Japanese automaker made the announcement on Monday, saying that the two automotive brands and the Formula One team will end their partnership at the end of December 2015. That means the relationship will end one year earlier than originally stipulated and Nissan will no longer provide light commercial vans to Red Bull Racing.
The companies’ relationship was one of the most successful in recent years of Formula One racing, winning four consecutive Formula One constructor and driver world championship titles between 2010 and 2013.
Infiniti and Red Bull Racing started their commercial partnership in 2011, ahead of Infiniti becoming a title sponsor for the team in 2013. Last year, star driver Sebastian Vettel announced that he would leave the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team at the end of 2014 and it appears that his departure has had a significant impact on the team.
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