F1 » Marussia confirms 2014 engine partner


Marussia has finally put pen to paper on a deal for the new-for-2014 F1 engine and powertrain, securing its place on the grid next season.

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Taipan

July 16, 2013 9:53 PM

Omah, I don't know the costs of the 2014 engines yet, but at one point the teams feared that they could cost them 3 times more than the current V8 deal which is £7m per team, per year.
If I read anything on Wiki I tend to find a reliable source first before I believe it.

JohnMarston

July 17, 2013 5:36 AM

Without Bianchi's results they would look very ordinary this year. He drives the wheels of that thing. With 2 pay drivers like Max Chilton they would go nowhere. Hopefully when Bianchi moves onto greener pastures they can land themselves another talent and not just someone with a heavy wallet to keep improving and put pressure on 8th and 9th place constructors.

benignlyindifferent

July 17, 2013 5:20 PM
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Two weeks ago the skeptics were singing the demise of Sauber, not knowing the Russian connection that was unfolding to guarantee their financial future. Now, Marussia has secured an arrangement with Ferrari for engines and ancillaries. Good for them. And yet skeptics ask, how will they pay for them? I suspect they have a business plan that makes sense as Ferrari engines and support make Marussia a more attractive team for drivers and for corporate sponsorship, and this deal ensures they retain Bianchi another year. I am certain they know exactly what they are doing.

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