Formula 1: Williams to use Mercedes gearboxes from 2022

Formula 1 team Williams will use Mercedes gearboxes from 2022 after agreeing to “expand its technical collaboration” with the seven-time contractors’ championship winners. Team principal Simon Roberts said it was a “long-term” deal and “positive step” for the English-based team. “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,” he continued. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said discussions about the “the project” with Williams, bought by US-based investment firm Dorilton Capital in August, had been going on “for some time”. “For our team, it makes sense in terms of economies of scale to supply another team under the new rules,” Wolff said.

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