Force India have announced an extension to their current engine deal with Mercedes, that will take them through 2014 and beyond. The deal comes off the back of ongoing speculation that Force India were negotiating a switch to Ferrari engines - which came with the proviso of running young French driver Jules Bianchi. As Adrian Sutil got the second Force India seat, so the engine deal was taken off the table.
Force India continue with their current engine suppliers Mercedes, who they have been partnered with since 2009. The deal is also going to be expanded to include hydraulics and gearboxes.
Team Principal at Force India, Vijay Mallya, said: “Our new agreement with Mercedes-Benz for the coming years is the most significant in the history of Force India. With new powertrain regulations being introduced next year, I can’t think of a better partner to work with as F1 enters a new and exciting era. The agreement gives us the long-term stability we require and will enable us to continue our journey towards the front of the F1 grid.”
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References Adrian Sutil, Jules Bianchi
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