NUERBURGRING, Germany — Mercedes will not source engines to Purple Bull and AlphaTauri after Honda pulls out of Formula One at the end of up coming yr, motorsport head Toto Wolff reported on Friday. The Austrian, also principal and section-proprietor of the Mercedes F1 crew, instructed reporters at the Eifel Grand Prix that there was no spare ability.
Mercedes already source engines to their functions crew, to Racing Place and Williams, and will also be doing the job with McLaren from up coming period. Ferrari source their possess crew, Haas and Alfa Romeo.
Honda declared last 7 days they were being pulling out as an engine provider.
Asked no matter if Mercedes would be open to supplying Purple Bull, Wolff replied: “No … we are nearly in a point out that we can not make energy units for all of us. So there is no ability.”
The only other remaining provider is Renault, who will only have their possess renamed Alpine crew up coming yr and will be obliged under the polices to offer engines to Purple Bull if requested.
Renault crew manager Cyril Abiteboul reported Purple Bull experienced yet to make contact with the French manufacturer, with whom they fell out following successful 4 successive titles between 2010-thirteen.
Purple Bull crew manager Christian Horner reported all options would be thought of but the two Purple Bull-owned teams would will need to have the same energy device provider.