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Common engine would end Mercedes F1 involvement

Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche has admitted that the German giant would pull out of F1 before entering an arrangement to produce engines with a rival.The comment was made during an end-of-year interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, when Zetsche was asked whether Mercedes' technical partnership with Renault could see the two parties working together in F1, particularly with the introduction of the all-new turbocharged V6 'power units' in 2014 set to push costs higher and higher.Despite the alliance between the Three Pointed Star and the Renault-Nissan group set to expand on the roadcar side in the next year, however, Zetsche was adamant that there could be no collaboration...
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