Mercedes AMG to supply engines to Lotus F1

Lotus F1 Team and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains announced a long-term supply agreement which will see Lotus F1 Team utilizing the Mercedes-Benz Power Unit from the start of the 2015 season until the end of the current Power Unit generation.

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

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.

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.”