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Mercedes still debating F1 involvement

Mercedes still debating F1 involvement

31/07/09 11:11

Mixed messages coming from Mercedes-Benz
The value of Mercedes' involvement in Formula One is still the topic of debate within parent company Daimler, board member Helmut Lense insists.

Earlier this year, Lense was quoted as suggesting that Mercedes should be pulled out of the sport in favour of more worthy projects. Now, in the wake of fellow German carmaker BMW's decision to withdraw at the end of 2009, he reveals that uncertainty about the Mercedes engagement is still debated internally.

"This discussion will surely continue to heat up in light of BMW's withdrawal," Lense told the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper.

Immediately after the BMW announcement on Wednesday, however, a Mercedes spokesman said the marque regretted the decision but insisted it "does not have any influence on our Formula One engagement".

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I don't like the sound of this!
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I don't like the sound of this!
As much as I am a "card carrying Tifosi" there is no way to debate the success Mercedes has had, and is having this year in F1. They have the best powerplant, and other than the team from Maranello there isn't anyone who really comes close at making reliable F1 type horsepower. They bring an element of sophistication to F1 which is something I don't think ANY manufacturer has brought - Ferrari included.

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^^Agreed, it would be a loss.

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