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Wolff confirms Manor-Mercedes F1 engine deal talks



Toto Wolff confirms Manor-Mercedes F1 engine deal

Toto Wolff confirms Manor-Mercedes F1 engine deal

2016 Formula 1 season shaping up – Renault will purchase Lotus F1 team; this would mean that champions’ Mercedes could consequently power another F1 team on the grid.

Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff confirmed that they are in talks to provide Manor Marussia with race engines.

Manor-Marussia have been using 2014 Ferrari engine, freshly they plans to switch top power unit, who already have Williams, Force India and Lotus using the German power units.

“On the engine, we had some discussions and they’re interested in exploring the competitive environment. Wolff told Autosport

“They have a Ferrari engine today but it’s a young team and a new team and they need to meet with all engine suppliers and make the best deal for yourself. This is why we’ve been talking to them.

“Now it’s about looking at the market overall and the other teams, but we are not under pressure. We need to find the right seat for him.”

This deal also hints that, Mercedes reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein could take one of their seats next season as part of an engine contract.

“Manor would be basically the experimental and junior team of the Silver Arrows,” said Bild newspaper.

“They would accommodate there the DTM driver and current F1 reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein,” the German report added.



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