An official spokesman has denied reports that Mercedes-Benz's F1 programme only narrowly survived a vote of the Daimler AG board.

An official spokesman has denied reports that Mercedes-Benz's F1 programme only narrowly survived a vote of the Daimler AG board.

The German news magazine Focus last Sunday said the management board recently voted three to two in favour of prolonging Mercedes' 13-year collaboration with McLaren.

"There was no voting by the Daimler board of management concerning formula one," a Daimler spokesman said. "Apart from this it is correct that we continue our commitment."