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Formula One: Force India sign new Mercedes deal

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Force India on Thursday extended their deal with Mercedes when they agreed to use the German marque's engines from 2014 and beyond.

The British-based Formula One team have relied on Mercedes' engines since 2009, with Thursday's agreement covering the introduction of new F1 regulations which from next season will see a switch to 1.6 litre V6 engines from 2.4 litre V8s.

Team boss Vijay Mallya said he "could not think of a better partner as F1 enters a new and exciting era".

Force India will be the second team powered by Mercedes engines following McLaren's yet to be confirmed move to Honda in 2015, according to the BBC.

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