Mercedes join forces with Team Ineos

Date published: December 19 2019 - Jamie Woodhouse

Mercedes join forced with Team Ineos' cycling and sailing divisions.

Six-time Formula 1 double-Champions Mercedes have agreed a partnership with Team Ineos’ cycling and sailing divisions.

Ineos, owned by British multibillionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, began sponsoring Team Sky cycling in March 2019.

And now Mercedes will get involved with Team Ineos to help develop “engineering, human science, simulation and data analysis” under the partnership.

As quoted by the BBC, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said: “The technical demands of F1 mean we’re well-placed to support in sailing and cycling.

“When Sir Jim Ratcliffe approached us with the concept of bringing together the three organisations, all with proven track records of excellence and high ambitions for the future, we immediately saw the opportunity to grow and diversify our business – and to learn from some of the most successful teams in world sport.

“We are very excited about this agreement’s potential in the months and years ahead.”

Mercedes will work alongside Team Ineos’ Tour de France team and their sailing division, who have ambitions to win the America’s Cup.

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