Last week, BMW shook the foundation of Formula One by announcing that it was going to end its participation in F1 after this season. Now, it looks like the foundation is about to be shaken even more.

Word is spreading that Mercedes-Benz – the engine suppliers of McLaren and Brawn GP – is also questioning whether or not it should drop out of Formula One and join BMW in the sidelines.

The reasons behind the potential exit of Mercedes from F1 have been kept under wraps by Daimler, its parent company. But in light of BMW`s exit from the sport to concentrate on developing more worthy projects.
Daimler board member Helmut Lense said: "Discussions are continuing in light of BMW`s withdrawal."

It remains to be seen what`s going to become of the McLaren F1 team, which has been using Mercedes engines for over a decade. As it stands, it`s one of two teams that are using Mercedes engines this year – the other one being championship points leader Brawn GP – and if Mercedes does decide to exit from the sport, the two teams should start looking early for a replacement engine to put in their cars.

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Source: F1-Live

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