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Force India extends Mercedes agreement

Force India signs a new engine deal with Mercedes, with revised agreement to include gearbox and hydraulic supply
Sahara Force India has announced an extension of its deal run with Mercedes-Benz engines in a new 'long-term agreement' that will come into effect next season.

Under the new deal, Mercedes will supply Force India with a full power-train for next season, including engine, KERS, transmission and 'all associated ancillary systems'.

That means that Force India will also now make use of a Mercedes gearbox and hydraulic systems from 2014 onwards.

“Our new agreement with Mercedes-Benz for the coming years is the most significant in the history of Sahara Force India,” team boss Vijay Mallya said. “With new powertrain regulations being introduced next year, I can't think of a better partner to work with as Formula One enters a new and exciting era.

“The agreement gives us the long-term stability we require and will enable us to continue our journey towards the front of the Formula One grid.”

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff was also pleased with the extension of a partnership that first started back in 2009.

“It is a significant milestone to announce our first long-term agreement for powertrain supply under the 2014 regulations,” he said. “Sahara Force India was our first genuine customer in Formula One back in 2009 and we are delighted to enter an expanded, long-term relationship with them from 2014 onwards.

“This long-term agreement offers excellent value in terms of the balance between price and performance. We hope it will mean Mercedes-Benz and Sahara Force India working together for the entire life cycle of the new powertrain generation.”




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Bam Bam - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 11:07 AM

I wonder if Force India is being moulded into a dedicated Mercedes-powered successor to replace McLaren when it goes to Honda? If so, this is a great move for them



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