Mercedes to explore closer ties with Force India Force India’s drivers
Formula One world champions Mercedes say they will explore closer ties with Force India after that team’s change of ownership, along the lines of Ferrari’s relationship with Haas and Sauber. Some rivals — notably Renault, McLaren and Williams — have expressed concern that Formula One risks becoming even more of a two-tier championship with manufacturer ‘A’ teams and closely-linked ‘B’ outfits. U.S.-owned Haas have a close technical agreement with Ferrari while Swiss-based Sauber have a long tradition of using the Italian team’s engines and running drivers contracted to Ferrari. Red Bull also own two teams, with Toro Rosso the junior outfit, who…
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