Williams extended the contract for the supply of Mercedes enginesSeptember 13, 2019
Williams announced the extension of a contract with Mercedes for the supply of power plants. The new agreement is designed until the end of 2025. At the same time, Williams will continue to use a proprietary transmission.
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Leader: “Over the past six years, we have had a wonderful relationship with Mercedes-Benz. Initially, the contract was designed for seven years, and we are pleased to extend cooperation for another five years, the countdown of which will go from 2021.
Mercedes-Benz is one of the most successful suppliers of power plants in Formula 1, and we believe that they will continue to produce incredibly competitive engines. Over the years of cooperation, they have become true friends of the team, and we look forward to continuing cooperation in the future. ”
Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains: “Creating a long-term relationship has been a key element of our approach to working during the hybrid era in Formula 1. Williams has been an exemplary partner since the beginning of our cooperation in 2014, and together we have experienced many bright events. We have established strong personal and technical relations with the team from Grove and are ready to cooperate in the coming years. ”
Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: “Williams is one of the iconic Formula 1 brands, and we at Mercedes are proud to be part of our racing family. The team is going through difficult times, but at the same time they demonstrate stamina and strength of character, continuing to fight.
I am confident in the brilliant prospects of independent teams thanks to new budgetary restrictions that will come into force in 2021. We are pleased to continue working with Williams in the new era of our sport. ”
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