London - The Williams Formula One team has extended its engine partnership with Mercedes to the end of the 2025 season, the team announced on Friday.
Former champion Williams, which has not won a race since 2012 and which is currently last in the championship, has used Mercedes power units since 2014.
The existing deal ran until the end of 2020, after which the sport is set for a major overhaul with revised technical rules aimed at producing closer racing and a budget cap introduced to level the playing field among teams.
"We believe that they (Mercedes) will continue to have an extremely competitive engine package," said deputy principal Claire Williams, whose team finished third overall in 2014 and 2015.
Williams will continue to provide its own transmission, unlike Racing Point which is supplied with both engine and gearbox by Mercedes.