In an interview at the British
Grand Prix ROKiT Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams spoke of how
she felt that the team is close to a deal that would see them extend its
engine supply deal with Mercedes beyond the end of next year.
The Williams team engine contract runs out at the end of 2020. There has
been a lot of discussion regarding a possible switch to the Renault engine
but this was not supported.
In the interview with Autosport.com Claire was asked to comment on this
speculation. Claire said: "I saw the speculation. We aren't talking to
Renault. We are talking to Mercedes, as you probably expect, and those
conversations are going well.
"We hope to be able to conclude a new partnership with them going into 2021.
They have been a fantastic partner of ours.
"They have been very, very supportive and everybody knows that Toto [Wolff]
started his F1 career at Williams, and as such we have a great relationship
with him. I would like that relationship to continue."
She added: "We have always had a great history with Renault but our future
is with Mercedes."