Wolff: There are many advantages to working with McLarenOctober 1, 2019
In the days of the Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes announced the supply of engines for McLaren since 2021. At the same time, the German concern has contracts with Racing Point and Williams. Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff commented on this decision.
Toto Wolff: “Previously, Nicky Lauda and I discussed a lot, whether we want to supply motors to other teams or whether it is better to focus on ourselves. But since then things have changed a bit. We believe that the more motors we supply, the more we learn. You saw that we had several problems with reliability – on the machines of Robert Kubica in Spa and Sergio Perez in Monza – this is also part of the learning process.
There is also a financial issue – the appearance of a new client will bring more money to Daimler, and we are ready for this challenge. McLaren is a great team, very energetic people work there – at least those with whom I deal. They want to return the team to the positions that it deserves. Thus, working with McLaren has many advantages.
Does this mean that Mercedes will abandon the factory team in Formula 1? One is not connected with the other. We need to understand how Formula 1 will develop, and now is the key point, because now it is decided what the new regulation will be, in what direction everything will develop. The supply of motors to customers is a different topic and a separate solution. ”
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