The Williams team has officially confirmed that it will be racing with Mercedes powertrains for at least five years in the Formula One World Cup.
Williams began working with Mercedes Benz to launch F1 hybrid era 2014, and after poor performance in recent seasons, there have been hints that the legendary British team may return to Renualt.
The rumors have ended today with Williams and they have officially confirmed that they have signed a new contract with Mercedes, under which the German manufacturer's powertrains will be used at least until the end of the season 2024, and Williams will continue to build their gearbox in the future.
Team leader Claire Williams said in an official statement:
We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Mercedes Benz in recent years and are excited to continue to work together for many years to come. Mercedes Benz is one of the most successful engine manufacturers in the history of the sport and we are confident that together we will take a major step forward in bringing our team back.
Extending our power unit partnership with Mercedes-Benz until the end of 2019! 🙌
We've had some great moments over the past six years and we're looking forward to many more as we fight our way back up the grid 🤜🤛
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– ROKiT WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) September 13, 2019