Mercedes will share more of their ‘transferable components’ with Williams as the two constructors are set to work more closely together in 2022. The news comes as the Silver Arrows consider making an approach for Williams’ star driver George Russell.
Williams granted the 22-year-old permission to drive Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes at the Sakhir Grand Prix and he thoroughly impressed.
Toto Wolff is considering offering the young Brit a permanent position in the future.
This latest calibration will only improve the already thriving relationship between the two companies.
A statement read: “We are pleased to confirm that we have expanded our technical collaboration with Williams Racing to include the supply of certain transferable components from 2022.
“Mercedes-Benz Power Units have powered Williams Racing since the hybrid era began in 2014 and from 2022, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team will also provide gearboxes and related hydraulic components to Williams.
“Historically, Williams has built its own gearboxes and hydraulics in-house, however, the increased partnership will enable Williams to implement a more efficient design and manufacturing process in-house in the long-term, allowing the team to focus its resources more effectively in other performance areas. Williams will continue to design and manufacture other chassis parts internally.”
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