F1 » Williams officially confirms Mercedes engine deal


Frank Williams: "I'm delighted to announce our new association with Mercedes-Benz for the 2014 Formula One season and beyond. 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..."

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Oldtimer - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 3:46 PM

It won't make a jot of difference to Williams competitiveness if they keep producing crap cars. The engines are all much of a muchness these days with no development allowed so the advantage is in having a good chassis and aero something Williams has been falling down on for years.

need4speed - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 5:01 PM

Good news. Only fly in the ointment is we dont know how the new engines will go regardless of whether its Renault, Mercedes, Ferrari, etc. At least Frank will have Mercedes company cars, better than Renaults!!! Just hope the stitch goes well on the tracks too.

JJ - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 12:59 AM

While deep down I was hoping for a Williams Honda reunion, I think Williams made this move on a cost basis. Renault does chart the most, but i would imagine that may have come with more support and parts like transmission. But since Williams is making their own gearbox, The Merc engine seems the better deal. Right now I believe it will be a crap shoot for any engine manufacturer.

fish fingers - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 1:29 AM

have to agree with the others, Renault have much experience with high performance small turbocharged engines, I'd be surprised if they don't have the better engine package next yr

1Jez

May 31, 2013 1:41 AM

Even if NASA provided Williams with rocket engines it wouldn't make a difference to their results because they continue to insist on allowing the B team to pay for a play in their cars.

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