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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.

As expected, Marussia will use Ferrari power when the new F1 engine regulations come into force from next season.

The Banbury-based minnow finally revealed what the F1 paddock had long expected on the eve of the Young Driver test at Silverstone, and confirmed that it will benefit from a full Ferrari powertrain – comprising engine, energy recovery system, full transmission and all related ancillary systems - with effect from start of the 2014 season.

“The importance of this development to our team cannot be overstated,” CEO Andy Webb confirmed, “Not only will we benefit from a customer supply from the most successful engine manufacturer in F1's history, but this also provides further confirmation, if it were needed, of our commitment to the sport and determination to maintain our progression towards our long-term ambitions.

“The new powertrain regulations being introduced next year represent the most substantial engine development within the sport since the introduction of the V8 formula and are all the more significant for the increased contribution of the Energy Recovery System.

“We look forward to working with Scuderia Ferrari during this exciting new era of F1 competition, [but] would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cosworth, with whom we have partnered since our debut season in 2010. We have shared an important part of our team's journey together and Cosworth have been an integral part of our clear progression. We will continue to work together during the latter half of the season to ensure we all achieve our combined objectives before Cosworth leave the sport.”

Unless the Frenchman finds a berth higher up the grid for 2014, the Ferrari deal should ensure that impressive rookie - and Scuderia protégé - Jules Bianchi remains with Marussia next season.

No figures relating to the agreement have been revealed.



Tagged as: powertrain , 2014 , marussia , engine , Ferrari

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richard

July 16, 2013 1:38 PM
Last Edited 276 days ago

i didnt give manor/virgin/marussia much chance. but since they ditched wirths computer designing, they have been giving caterham a bit of pressure. and caterham had the advantage of better engine and shared tech. so marussia , with Ferrari engine, could surprise next year. if only they could get a better driver alongside bianchi!



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