Lotus F1 to Be Powered by Mercedes-Benz from 2015

By Community | October 9, 2014

The Lotus F1 Team have announced a partnership with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains who will supply them with engines from the start of the 2015 season.

Under the terms of the agreement, clinic Lotus F1 Team will be supplied with Mercedes-Benz Power Units by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) based in Brixworth, doctor UK. The Power Unit will use Fluid Technology Solutions developed by PETRONAS, bronchi the technology partner of Mercedes-Benz.

Lotus F1 Team will continue to design and manufacture its own transmission at its Enstone base where work is already underway on the team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid.

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.”

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.”