Mercedes no comment to Brawn buyout 'rumours'

Mercedes-Benz on Monday did not deny reports it is set to buy into the Formula One team Brawn GP. The German marque already owns 40 per cent of McLaren and also supplies the Force India team. A McLaren spokesman responded earlier on Monday...

Mercedes-Benz on Monday did not deny reports it is set to buy into the Formula One team Brawn GP.

The German marque already owns 40 per cent of McLaren and also supplies the Force India team.

A McLaren spokesman responded earlier on Monday that the Woking based team is supportive its partner's collaborations with other F1 competitors but expected its own Mercedes association to continue.

"Our cooperation with various Formula One teams obviously gives rise to various rumours," a motor sport spokesman for Mercedes is quoted as saying by the news agency Reuters.

"Nevertheless, we would like to ask for your understanding that our company in principle is not in a position to comment on rumours.

"The facts are that we have long-term contracts with partner McLaren with whom we won the last F1 championship," he added.

A spokeswoman for Brackley based Brawn did not comment.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Mercedes , McLaren , Force India , Brawn GP