Sauber extend long-standing Ferrari engine partnership into 2014 and beyond

Extended deal will give Swiss team full 2014 Ferrari powertrain

By James Galloway.   Last Updated: 04/10/13 10:29am

  • Share:
Sauber: Will continue to run with Ferrari power

Sauber: Will continue to run with Ferrari power

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Sauber will continue to be powered by Ferrari engines into Formula 1's new era of regulations after the two parties signed an extended "multi-year" technical deal.

Aside from the four years when they were owned by BMW, the Hinwil-based team have run Ferrari engines since 1997, when they were initially badged Petronas, and an extension of that relationship for 2014 had been considered a formality.

Sauber duly announced at the Korean GP on Friday that their relationship with Ferrari would be continuing into next season and beyond with the extended deal including a supply of the Scuderia's complete powertrain, including engine, gearbox and new Energy Recovery Systems (ERS).

"We are pleased to extend our technical partnership with Ferrari taking Sauber into the new era of engines that starts in 2014," Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn said.

"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 that, alongside their own team and new customers Marussia, Ferrari will build engines for three outfits in 2014.

Third practice and qualifying for the Korean GP is live on Sky Sports F1 on Saturday morning from 2.45am with Sunday's race build-up starting at 5.30am.

  • Share:

Related

F1 in 2014

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton on the Hungarian GP podium

Rivals: Ricciardo here to stay

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have heaped praise on Daniel Ricciardo and tipped him to stay at the front of the F1.

Sauber: Only above Caterham in the Constructors' Championship on results countback

Sauber confident of recovery

Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn is “absolutely confident” the ailing team will work their way out of their 2014 slump.

Raikkonen 'hasn't lost speed'

Kimi Raikkonen insists he's lost none of his speed since rejoining Ferrari from Lotus despite his disappointing form.

Most Popular

Features

The next generation

The next generation

Check out how the young British drivers are performing in GP2, GP3 and Formula Renault 3.5.

Number crunching

Number crunching

Who's on course for F1's first pole trophy? How many more sessions has Lewis topped than Nico?

Half-term report

Half-term report

All 22 F1 drivers' performances in the first half of the 2014 season reviewed and rated.