F1 » Whitmarsh: McLaren committed to Mercedes

Martin Whitmarsh reaffirms McLaren's commitment to Mercedes as its engine supplier amidst Honda reports

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Matt - Unregistered

March 06, 2013 12:11 PM

These "we are committed" speeches mean nothing on F1. Its like "we have not discussed with any other rider than Hamilton" and the next day they announce Perez as their driver. And it would seem the contract that he is speaking means option for 14,15. Eitherway, it would be great to have another manufacturer on the serie if as only engine supplier..

rob01 - Unregistered

March 06, 2013 12:27 PM

Matt, i must agree. If Mclaren is yelling everything is fine then they will soon announce that Honda is on the way. For sure they need to penalize Merc for stealing Lewis and Paddy. Can't have a disloyal engine supplier.

Amigo - Unregistered

March 06, 2013 1:31 PM

I hope Mclaren will go with Hyundai Engine.
It's first time I ever heard of Hyundai has technology for F1 engine.
If Hyundai bought out Cosworth Company and then Hyundai can be F1 engine supplier.

GT-T - Unregistered

March 06, 2013 1:37 PM

This is a first time I ever heard of Hyundai wants to supply Engine to F1 Teams.
Hyundia can be F1 Engine supplier if only Hyundai buy out Cosworth Company.

oldtimer - Unregistered

March 06, 2013 2:05 PM

Ever the diplomat MW is playing the partyline, apart from the fact that F1 needs some new engines he is not going to rock the boat with Mercedes. I'm sure there will be options in 2014/15 and if McClaren think Honda or anyone else is a better option no doubt they will take that route. Any new engine supplier would presumably have to agree to supply three teams so McClaren would not have an exclusive supply for more than a season or so. Let's hope it happens, Honda and others would really improve the options for the whole grid.


March 06, 2013 3:42 PM

the reports seem to be just conjecture at the moment. if honda were planning an engine, they would have had to be working on it for some time already. and given the serious downturn in sales ad profits, i would be doubtful if there is any plan for an immediate return to f1.

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