F1 » 'A cast-iron guarantee' that McLaren will stick with Mercedes


McLaren Racing managing director Jonathan Neale has sought to assure that the Woking-based outfit remains fully committed to its F1 engine partnership with Mercedes-Benz for the long-term

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RX - Unregistered

September 22, 2011 1:14 PM

Well it would be a massive surprise to consider moving away from the apparent "best engine on the grid" and without doubt the most powerful KERS unit. Why would they move to a Cosworth or unproven PURE system. It's not possible to produce a second spec. engine anyhow as the FIA control the electronics packages and rev limitations.

richard

September 22, 2011 2:20 PM

lorenzo. the engines are sealed in spec, and the supplier has to supply the same engine to all their teams. there have been no mods allowed, so merc cannot have a better engine than mclaren or fi. it is how you put the power ont the road that makes the difference. conspiracy theory is rubbish.

richard

September 22, 2011 2:20 PM

lorenzo. the engines are sealed in spec, and the supplier has to supply the same engine to all their teams. there have been no mods allowed, so merc cannot have a better engine than mclaren or fi. it is how you put the power ont the road that makes the difference. conspiracy theory is rubbish.

Yirmin Snipe - Unregistered

September 22, 2011 3:14 PM

While the powerplants might be the same for Merc as for McLaren, Merc would still have a slight advantage in having a much greater knowledge of the engine and any quirks it might have.... having the engineers that designed the engine vs having the guy who negotiated the contract to buy the engine is worth something.

Rob01 - Unregistered

September 22, 2011 3:25 PM

Merc and McL work well together. As to working with their partners well. McL and merc gave all they could to ForceIndia. It brought their car to mid pack quickly. Now ask saber how he feels about the Ferrari support?

blzbub

September 22, 2011 5:25 PM

If they change there minds, Red Bull might fancy a little more competition on the Renault powered front, either that or im certain Ferrari would love to give them some (cough) suggestions for alternative power.

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