Force India to continue with Mercedes engines in 2014

Force India have signed a new deal to be powered by Mercedes engines in 2014 and beyond it was announced on Thursday.

Mercedes have been engine supplies for the team since 2009 and the new deal will see Mercedes-Benz supply the team with a complete power unit and transmission when F1 racing begins using V6 engines in 2014.

Team principal Vijay Mallya said: “Our new agreement with Mercedes-Benz for the coming years is the most significant in the history of Sahara Force India. With new powertrain regulations being introduced next year, I can’t think of a better partner to work with as Formula One enters a new and exciting era.

“The agreement gives us the long-term stability we require and will enable us to continue our journey towards the front of the Formula One grid.”

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Toto Wolff, Executive Director of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS: “It is a significant milestone to announce our first long-term agreement for powertrain supply under the 2014 regulations. Sahara Force India was our first genuine customer in Formula One back in 2009 and we are delighted to enter an expanded, long-term relationship with them from 2014 onwards.

“This long-term agreement offers excellent value in terms of the balance between price and performance. We hope it will mean Mercedes-Benz and Sahara Force India working together for the entire life cycle of the new powertrain generation.”

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