Williams ‘never’ spoke to Renault about 2020 deal

Date published: July 12 2019

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Claire Williams has rubbished rumours that Williams are set to swap Renault, adamant her team’s “future is with Mercedes”.

Arriving at Silverstone for Williams’ home race, the British Grand Prix, several rumours have been flying around regarding Williams’ plans for 2020.

One of those is that they are set to drop Mercedes in favour of Renault engines.

Deputy team boss Williams says that is not true.

“We have never spoken with Renault,” she told grandprix247.com.

“We are currently in negotiations with Mercedes about extending the contract. What we’re talking about is how many things we can and want to outsource.

“We hope to be able to conclude a new partnership with them going into 2021.

“They have been a fantastic partner of ours. They have been very, very supportive and everybody knows that Toto [Wolff] started his F1 career at Williams, and as such we have a great relationship with him.

“I would like that relationship to continue.

“We have always had a great history with Renault but our future is with Mercedes.”

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