Mercedes guar­an­tees cus­tomer par­ity

Motor Sport News - - F1 2016 Mercedes -

Mercedes will sup­ply all of its cus­tomer teams with equal spec­i­fi­ca­tion en­gines this year.

Mercedes High Per­for­mance Pow­er­trains in Brix­worth de­vel­oped an upgrade to the power units for the works cars only from last year’s Ital­ian GP. At the time, Mercedes wanted to open up new de­vel­op­ment av­enues, but lim­ited re­sources meant the upgrade was not made avail­able to cus­tomer teams.

Mercedes has now moved to guar­an­tee that cus­tomers Wil­liams, Force In­dia and Manor will all re­ceive equal spec en­gines this sea­son.

Mercedes HPP man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Andy Cow­ell said: “The upgrade last year took a huge amount of ef­fort from the fac­tory, and we only had enough re­source to sup­ply the works team with the lat­est spec en­gines at the time. How­ever, that is now pay­ing off for ev­ery team with Mercedes power as we’ve man­aged to build on that de­vel­op­ment work through the au­tumn and win­ter pe­riod. Now, all our cus­tomers are get­ting an im­proved pack­age that is ex­actly the same spec as the works team.”

Merc teams will get same unit

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