F1 » Williams to Mercedes, Caterham eyeing Renault exit?


Williams and Caterham could both be seeking new engine partners for 2014 if reports from the Monaco paddock are to be believed.

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Nanbawan - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 4:15 PM

Would be strange to see Caterham have another engine given the current close ties with Renault which is not a "regie" any more by the way since it isn't state owned !

I guess many teams wished there were a cheap engine provider alternative like Cosworth today and wait a couple of seasons before having a deal with a manufacturer.

cknopp - Unregistered

May 25, 2013 4:11 AM

I would expect:
McLaren-Force India-Marussia to be with Honda
RBR-STR-Caterham to be with Renault
Ferrari-Sauber-Lotus to be with Ferrari
Mercedes-Williams to be with Mercedes

Just based loosely upon what I've read so far and what inter-team agreements are in place already...

sokudo - Unregistered

May 25, 2013 6:19 AM

@cknopp, erm...aren't Lotus cars built in the Renault Factory? Surely they're Renault through and through?

Marussia probably will go to Ferrari (hence the reason for hiring Bianchi). I do agree that Force India will likely end up with Honda though. With their somewhat of a partnership with McLaren I bet they reckon they're better off keeping the same engine supplier.

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