Ensuring engine parity has been seen as one of the most important agendas of the FIA, who last month had issued a directive to all F1 teams, stressing on the fact that all manufactures need to ensure parity between the engines that they use and those that they supply to their customers.
With Mercedes supplying engines to Force India and Williams, rumour stated that one of the above mentioned teams had lobbied for this with the FIA, as apparently Mercedes were not keeping parity between the engines that it was using and those that it was supplying.
Red Bull chief Chris Horner had made it quite clear that he and his team hadn’t raised this issue, and that the media should go an ask Claire Williams as to what the whole issue was about.
Toto Wolff yesterday confirmed that Mercedes was following all ‘engine parity’ guidelines, supplying its clients with exactly the same engines and the same privileges that it itself was getting out of the engine.
Claire Williams decided to clear the air regarding the issue by saying that Williams had never questioned Mercedes’ integrity.
“Contrary to comments made recently in the press, we refute any suggestion that we have questioned the parity of the power units provided by Mercedes-AMG HPP,” the statement from Williams read
“We have an excellent professional and personal relationship with Mercedes, and our focus is firmly on continuing the good work that we have started, as we prepare for the final test in Barcelona this week ahead of the new season.” they concluded.
Do you think Mercedes is following all the engine parity standards?