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Renault engine powers Red Bull to podium finishes

Renault engine powers Red Bull to podium finishes

Renault's RS27 engine powered Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber to podium finishes in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday (July 10th).

German 24-year-old Vettel, currently championship leader, came in second behind Fernando Alonso.

This is only the third race this season in which he has not come first, having also taken second position in China and Canada.

Mark Webber was right behind his teammate, finishing in third place, having been told by team boss Christian Horner to hold back when he began to close in on Vettel toward the end of the race.

Webber gained pole position in qualifying and admitted to BBC Sport that he was not happy with being told to allow his teammate to stay ahead.

However, Horner told the news provider that Australian is a "team player" and should be fine with the weekend's results.

Clio and Espace maker Renault's technology is attracting attention from other Formula One teams following Red Bull's continued success.

Renault Sport F1 recently agreed to supply Williams F1 with V8 engines for the 2012 and 2013 World Championships.

Posted by Craig Salter ADNFCR-3205-ID-800617882-ADNFCR