Rumor: Mercedes may only supply F1 engines after 2025

The Mercedes Stuttgart holding company that once owned 70% of Mercedes AMG F1 [the Brackley F1 car team] has sold down its share in the F1 project to 33% as announced in December 2020.

Ineos has bought a stake from the original Daimler-Benz investment leaving the global car manufacturer now with a minority stake.

Mercedes have milked the works team angle to the limit and are currently suffering the humiliation of their car finishing behind an engine customer team – McLaren.

Rumors are that Mercedes may no longer field a factory team after 2025 and only be an engine supplier.

Audi is looking for a team to buy and so is Andretti; hence Mercedes will make a tidy profit if they do sell. We also suspect Audi has the resources to outbid Andretti.