China on Tuesday denied any connection to an industrial espionage scandal at French car-maker Renault.
Nissan expressed confidence in how Renault is handling an international spy ring's attempt to steal secrets about their shared electric car programme.
French intelligence services are looking into China's possible role in an industrial espionage scandal at car-maker Renault.
For Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber, their dreams of winning the Formula One Championship were lost in the pits.
France's Renault, Japan's Nissan and Germany's Daimler on Wednesday launched a new partnership aimed at saving billions of euros.
Formula One burst back to life on Monday with Michael Schumacher presenting his new Mercedes and Ferrari's Felipe Massa back on the track.
Fernando Alonso has again come under the spotlight for his role in the 'crash-gate' scandal which led to the sackings of top officials at Renault.
Fernando Alonso's move to Ferrari is likely to set off a driver merry-go-round.
Formula One will be desperate to put the damaging Renault race-fixing scandal behind it this weekend as the sport returns to the scene of the crime.
British newspapers on Tuesday branded Renault's punishment over the "crashgate" affair lenient.
Renault were on Monday handed a suspended ban from Formula One for ordering Nelson Piquet to crash in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
Formula One's governing body held hearing on Monday into the conduct of French team Renault at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso says allegations that his Renault team staged an accident to help him win last year's Singapore GP surprised him as much as anyone.
Renault on Monday won their appeal against a ban on Fernando Alonso's team competing in the European Grand Prix in Valencia on Sunday.
Renault's appeal against its suspension from the European Grand Prix began on Monday, with the team optimistic the decision will be overturned.
Formula One teams and world motorsport supremo Max Mosley will meet on Friday for crisis talks over a controversial budget cap.
Former champions Renault followed Ferrari's lead on Wednesday and threatened to quit Formula One unless the governing body rewrites the 2010 rules.
Flavio Briatore has launched a withering attack of Formula One's regulators, saying interest has been stripped from the 2009 season.
Fernando Alonso expects a tight battle at the opening race of the Formula One season in Melbourne this weekend.
European new cars sales fell 27% in January to the lowest level for 20 years, trade data showed on Friday.