Williams close to extending Mercedes supply deal

By Andrew Hooper
July 12 2019

 Williams close to extending Mercedes supply deal
Claire Williams

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."


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