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Aston Martin CEO suggests preferential treatment reason for Mercedes breakup

Aston Martin group CEO Martin Whitmarsh has admitted that the Silverstone-based team needed to end their relationship with Mercedes in order to make that next step forwards, with it not being logical to have two teams powered by the same engine fighting for wins. It was announced Wednesday morning that Aston Martin will be powered by Honda power units from 2026 onwards, when the new engine regulations are introduced. The British side will continue to be supplied with engines from Mercedes until the new regs in 2026; however, 2025 will be their final season working together. When Aston Martin's deal with Mercedes comes to an end, it will mark the conclusion of a 17-year partnership which...
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