Marussia this morning announced that it will be using Ferrari engines next year when F1 makes the switch to the ‘greener’ 1.6 litre engines.
Not only will Marussia take on Ferrari engines, but they will also be running with Ferrari gearboxes, in what could be an important step in the battle with rivals Caterham.
Marrusia team CEO, Andy Webb, underlined the importance to the team: “The importance of this development to our team cannot be overstated. 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.”
Marussia had been Cosworth powered since they entered F1 as Virgin in 2010.