F1 | Williams Racing Confirms Expanded Collaboration With Mercedes For 2022
Williams Racing is pleased to announce that its technological partnership with Mercedes has been extended to include supply from 2022 of some transferable components.
Since the hybrid period started in 2014, Williams has been powered by Mercedes-Benz, and from 2022, the team will also use Mercedes gearboxes and related hydraulic components.
Historically, Williams has designed its own in-house gearboxes and hydraulics, but the increased collaboration with Mercedes will enable Williams to introduce a more productive in-house design and development process in the long term, enabling the team to invest its resources more efficiently in other areas of success. Williams will continue to design and internally produce other chassis components.
Team Principal, Simon Roberts commented: “I'm pleased to see our great relationship with Mercedes extend beyond the supply of engines. Williams is an independent team, but Formula One is always evolving, and as a team we must be agile to react to the current climate in order to put the team in the best position to be competitive on track. This long-term agreement with Mercedes is a positive step and forms part of our strategic objectives for the future whilst we will still retain our design and manufacturing capabilities in-house. "
CEO and Team Principal of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Toto Wolff comments: “We are pleased to expand our technical cooperation with Williams through this new agreement. For Williams, it makes sense to acquire the integrated powertrain after running our power units since 2014 and for our team, it makes sense in terms of economies of scale to supply another team under the new rules. This is a project we have been discussing with Williams for some time and I am glad we have been able to bring this extension to fruition. "
💬 "We are pleased to expand our technical cooperation with Williams through this new agreement. This is a project we have been discussing for some time and I am glad we have been able to bring this extension to fruition." - Toto