Sauber F1 Ink New Ferrari Powertrain Deal

Friday, 04 October 2013

SauberSauber F1 have renewed their technical partnership with Ferrari which will see them use the Italian team’s complete new powertrain from 2014, including engine, gearbox and ERS.

The agreement means Ferrari will supply two teams next season, Marussia being the second. Ferrari’s other current customer, Toro Rosso, are moving to Renault power for 2014.

“We are pleased to extend our technical partnership with Ferrari taking Sauber into the new era of engines that starts in 2014,” said Sauber team principal, Monisha Kaltenborn. “Ferrari has been a long standing partner of the team, first from 1997 to 2005 and then again from 2010 onwards.

“We are proud to extend our relationship with such a prestigious and renowned brand and look forward to entering the 2014 season with a strong and reliable partner like Ferrari.”

The announcement means 10 of the Formula 1 teams have confirmed their engine contracts for the first year of the new regulations. Lotus are only team yet to confirm a deal but are expected to resign with Renault. The teams are to switch to V6 turbo engines in 2014.

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