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Official: Manor to use Mercedes engines in 2016

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01/10/2015

Following the conclusion of a multi-year supply agreement, Manor Marussia will race with Mercedes-Benz Hybrid power from the 2016 season onwards.

Under the terms of the agreement, Manor Marussia will be supplied with Mercedes-Benz Power Units by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) based in Brixworth, UK. The Power Unit will use Fluid Technology Solutions developed by Petronas, the technology partner of Mercedes-Benz. Under the agreement, Manor Marussia F1 Team will be supplied with current-year Power Units throughout the term.

John Booth, Team Principal: "I am delighted to announce our new Power Unit partnership with Mercedes-Benz for the 2016 season and beyond. Although there were many factors governing our selection of an engine partner to help power us towards our long-term ambitions, ultimately the strength of the Mercedes-Benz package speaks for itself.

"2015 has been a rebuilding year in every aspect of our operation. Although we have not been able to make the incremental strides in competitiveness that the team has enjoyed in previous seasons, we have put in place a strong foundation from which to progress. Together with the potential we are seeing with our 2016 car in the wind tunnel, the Mercedes-Benz Power Unit will assist our return to aggressive performance development with effect from next season.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scuderia Ferrari for their support for our team over the past two seasons. In 2014, together we shared in the momentous occasion of the team’s first points and in 2015 Ferrari supported us to a degree that was above and beyond the requirements of our partnership agreement. Quite simply, we could not have returned to the grid without them pushing extremely hard to support the MR03B, at the same time as focusing on their own 2015 package.

"I am also pleased to announce that we will resume our prior technical partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, from whom we will receive the supply of transmission and suspension components. Combined with Mercedes-Benz Power Units, we are very excited about the strength of our new powertrain package and what it means for the long-term future of our team."

Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes AMG HPP: "It is a great pleasure to welcome the Manor Marussia F1 Team to our stable of customers at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. They are a team of real racers with great spirit and impressive determination to succeed. We enjoy strong relationships with all our customer teams, and take pride in delivering a standard of hardware and service that reflects the high standards that Mercedes-Benz stands for. Furthermore, this new agreement should enable us to keep our supply roster at three customer teams for 2016, which is our ideal level in terms of technical and logistical capacity. We will be targeting gains in both performance and reliability for the 2016 Power Unit and look forward to delivering those to our new customers at Manor Marussia F1 Team."

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: "Mercedes-Benz has a clear Formula One philosophy based around our works Silver Arrows team and supplying benchmark Power Units to independent customer teams. We believe this approach provides Formula One with greater strength in depth and ensures a deeper level of competitiveness throughout the field. In anticipation of Renault’s takeover of the Lotus F1 Team, we are pleased to announce Manor Marussia as a new customer of Mercedes-Benz. It is a tenacious team with a fantastic competitive spirit, and we are all excited to see what step forward they can make next year with their new car coupled with the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Power Unit."

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1. Posted by Rodney, 21/12/2015 10:58

" Nice piece of information. I always visit the page for the insights of different automotive news. thank you for all of this."

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2. Posted by Will Fly, 02/10/2015 8:24

"Be ironic if Manor-Marussia out performs Renault-Lotus-Renault (or whatever they're going to be called) next year."

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3. Posted by TheBucketOfTruth, 02/10/2015 7:50

"I don't see how else this could have gone. With Hass coming in and using Ferrari engines along with both Red Bull teams likely to use them as well, it makes sense Manor would switch suppliers. Here's hoping Renault and Honda get their act together so that we don't end up with only two proper engines in the field."

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4. Posted by Will Fly, 02/10/2015 7:50

"" The Power Unit will use Fluid Technology Solutions developed by PETRONAS" is that what they call petrol in F1, I wonder what name VW could come up with for Diesel.

Lets hope the chassis (and driver) is up to the performance of the engine, otherwise we could see some very sideways or backwards travelling Manors exceeding the track limits into the kitty litter.

I wish Manor good luck and hope they CAN become a midfield team, although this is likely to relegate McLaren Honda further down the grid."

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5. Posted by scf1fan, 01/10/2015 16:40

""Manor Marussia F1 Team will be supplied with current-year Power Units throughout the term." So, does that mean that Manor will then be using a MB-2015 power unit for the 2016 season?"

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6. Posted by Paul C, 01/10/2015 13:25

"Go mid field Manor!"

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