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Williams may not use latest Mercedes engine spec

  • Published on 14 Sep 2015 13:45
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Williams is not sure it will get its hands on the latest specification of Mercedes' field-leading engine. Red Bull's Christian Horner described the performance of the latest Mercedes engine - introduced by the works team at Monza - as "scary".

It will reportedly form the basis of the 2016 unit, but the power unit ran into some reliability trouble on debut at Monza. So when asked when customers like Williams will get their hands on it, the Grove team's technical boss Pat Symonds said: "To be honest I don't know. There is obviously some risk analysis to be undertaken to know whether to use the new power unit or not," he told the British broadcaster Sky.

"We are competitive people and we always want the next best thing, but I think we will be guided by the works team by how they get on. Remember they have only done one race with one car with that power unit and there will be a lot of inspection going on," Symonds added. (GMM)

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  • khasmir

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    As we heard already, reliability is not an issue atm. Rosberg his problem was not related to the new PU so I'm pretty sure all Merc customers will use the new spec before the end of the season, except Lotus maybe ;)

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    • Sep 16 2015 - 00:17

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