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Mercedes: Ferrari style ‘customer team’-type plan is possible

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Toto Wolff says Mercedes is open to establishing a relationship with a customer team along the lines of Ferrari-Haas.

In recent days, Lance Stroll’s father Lawrence has confirmed that he has discussed the possibility of a closer relationship between Williams and Mercedes.

Williams is resisting that move, but now Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admits that a ‘customer team’-type arrangement is possible in the future.

“We’ve seen that the system between Ferrari and Haas is working for both sides,” he is quoted by Globo.

“It is profitable for Ferrari, good for Haas and in terms of synergy, there is a lot that can be made to work,” the Mercedes chief added.

“So far the partnership has been successful and of course our thinking goes in that direction, either with Williams or with Force India,” Wolff revealed.

“But right now we are in the middle of a tough fight for the championship, so we need to prioritise.”

Wolff suggested that although a collaboration could get started for 2019, it might take longer to bear fruit.

“We can do something by 2019, we have that ability,” he said. “The problem is in the details. It’s not just about increasing production, but doing it in a way that does not hinder anything.

“It would be a long-term project and not something with an immediate impact in 2019,” Wolff added.

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