Williams staying loyal to Mercedes

20-07-2019 16:03
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Williams staying loyal to Mercedes

Claire Williams has played down rumours of a possible engine provider switch for Williams and praised current supplier Mercedes for their work. It had been rumoured that Renault would be an alternative for the bottom-placed constructor.

Williams have had a torrid season, failing to score a single point this season and have been far slower than the rest of the field. Their driver pair of Robert Kubica and George Russell brought some fresh hope but their car is clearly a level below the rest of the competition.

Last week a new saga in the Williams season began as they were rumoured to be contemplating a switch to a Renault power unit. However, Claire Williams has come out and emphatically shut down that possibility.

"I have read the messages, but we are not talking to Renault," Williams said as quoted by GPToday.net.

Williams also had some words of praise for their current supplier Mercedes, adding: "Mercedes is a fantastic partner for us and everyone knows that Toto Wolff started his career in Formula 1 at Williams. Our relationship with him is therefore excellent and I would like to maintain that relationship."

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