JUNE 2, 2005

Ilmor splits up

Mercedes-Ilmor Ltd is to be rebranded and in future the Mercedes-Benz F1 engines will be built by Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines Ltd. The change has come about following the splitting up of the old Ilmor company with the sale of the Special Project Group of Mercedes-Ilmor and Ilmor Inc to the other shareholders: Penske Racing, Mario Illien and Elizabeth Morgan, the widow of founder Paul Morgan.

At the end of September Mercedes Ilmor will become a 100% subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler and it will then change its name.

The Special Projects Group and Ilmor Inc focus on engine programmes for Indy Racing League and NASCAR.