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Lotus F1 to Use Mercedes Engines from 2015

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Besides great prestige, success at Formula 1 results in huge business opportunities. The amazing performance of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team this year, for example, has scored them a lucrative engine deal with Lotus F1. 

From 2015, Lotus Formula 1 team will be using Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains instead of the current Renault motors. These engines are the main reason why Lewis and Nico have been so successful this season, and Lotus now wants a piece of it. The engine will power the British team’s E23 Hybrid F1 car, currently in development at the team’s Enstone facility.

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Matthew Carter, CEO, Lotus F1 Team:

“We are pleased to have been chosen by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in a significant long term deal. We intend to return to the front of the field with the goals of winning Grands Prix and being a strong championship contender once more and we see this new agreement as one step towards this aim. The Mercedes-Benz Power Unit has shown good performance on track and it is our goal to marry this motive force to Enstone’s chassis expertise. It is our desire that the E23 Hybrid, powered by Mercedes-Benz, heralds a new era of success for Enstone. At this juncture we would also like to thank Renault, who have been so closely associated with the team over its history and for the joint success we have achieved together.”

Andy Cowell, Managing Director of Mercedes AMG HPP:

“We are delighted to welcome Lotus F1 Team as a customer of Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains from the 2015 season. Lotus F1 Team is a strong technical group with excellent facilities and I am confident that together we will deliver a step forward in track performance next year. In 2014, the organisation at Brixworth has demonstrated that it can support three customer teams to the high standards expected of Mercedes-Benz, in addition to our focus on the works Silver Arrows. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continuing doing so from 2015, as we seek to make further gains in both performance and reliability.”

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