Mercedes announces McLaren link

Mercedes press release on F1: Starting in 1995, McLaren International cars will be powered by a new three litre V10 Mercedes engine developed by Mercedes/Ilmor. The objective of McLaren and Mercedes-Benz is to finish the season among the four...

Mercedes press release on F1:

Starting in 1995, McLaren International cars will be powered by a new three litre V10 Mercedes engine developed by Mercedes/Ilmor. The objective of McLaren and Mercedes-Benz is to finish the season among the four top teams and thus prove their ability to win races.

Jurgen Hubbert, member of the board of Mercedes-Benz AG responsible for the Passenger Car Division, comments on the possibility of further technological cooperation with McLaren: 'The name Mercedes-Benz stands for technological competence. From my point of view that does not mean that there are no points of contact for joint projects with highly specialised companies like the TAG McLaren Group. These, however, are not part of the current agreement that exclusively relates to motor sport activities.'

The cooperation with Sauber will be discontinued at the end of this year. Mercedes-Benz had assumed a role which went beyond the original agreement in that in 1993 and 1994, despite the shortage of sponsor money, Sauber was supported by Mercedes-Benz to an extent that enabled the team to compete in all races at a high technical level. This has provided a sound basis for independent racing activities in 1995. Mercedes-Benz expressed their gratitude to Peter Sauber and his team for their constructive cooperation during the last six years; Sauber and Mercedes-Benz won the Sports Car World Championship twice, in 1989 and 1990, as well as the 24 Hour race in Le Mans in 1989.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Peter Sauber
Teams Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren