The Sauber Formula 1 team will continue to be powered by Ferrari next season after announcing an extension of their technical partnership on Friday.
The Swiss-based team said in a statement at the Korean Grand Prix that they would use the complete Ferrari powertrain, which includes engine and gearbox and energy recovery system, as part of a multi-year agreement.
Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn, explains: “We are pleased to extend our technical partnership with Ferrari, taking Sauber into the new era of engines that starts in 2014. 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.”
Sauber have a long-standing relationship with the Italian manufacturer and have used their engines since they split with BMW at the end of 2009. They were also previously powered by Ferrari.
The engine rules are going through major change next season with the current V8 being replaced by a turbocharged V6 with energy recovery systems.
Ferrari are also powering the Russian-licensed Marussia team as well as their own works outfit, the most successful in the history of the sport and the only ones to have competed since the championship started in 1950. (Reuters)
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