Following the speculation that arose in Monaco, the Williams team have confirmed they will be switching engine supplier for the 2014 season. They’ll be saying goodbye to current engine manufacturer Renault, who have been supplying the team for two seasons now, and moving to Mercedes-Benz. The deal is described as “long-term” and will begin next year, to include the power unit and energy recovery system.
The new partnership is something Frank Williams is happy about, saying: “Mercedes-Benz has been one of the sport’s most successful engine suppliers and we believe that they will have an extremely competitive engine package.”
From the other side, Managing Director of Mercedes High Performance Powertrains, Andy Cowell, says: “Williams is one of the sport’s iconic names and we are very excited to be working together towards a successful future under the new regulations. A further positive is... the long term stability of supplying our works team and at least two partners from the 2015 season onwards, following the conclusion of our relationship with McLaren at the end of next season.”
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