Williams F1 Switches to Mercedes AMG Engines
According to a recent press release, Williams will be powered by a new FIA-approved Mercedes-Benz AMG engine with Energy Recovery System, but will continue to manufacture its own transmission.
"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. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Renault for their continued hard work since we renewed our engine partnership at the beginning of the 2012 season. We have enjoyed a strong relationship that has resulted in much success over the years, including powering us to winning ways once again last year at the Spanish Grand Prix,” said Sir Frank Williams, Williams F1 founder and team principal.
Mercedes-Benz AMG is supplying three Formula One teams at the moment: its own Petronas F1 team, McLaren and Force India. However, starting next season McLaren will be using Honda-developed engines.