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Marussia to use Ferrari engines from 2014 16 Jul 2013

Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 25 May 2013 Ferrari mechanics work on a Ferrari Type 056 engine.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, British Grand Prix, Qualifying, Silverstone, England, Saturday, 29 June 2013 Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice, Montreal, Canada, Friday, 7 June 2013 Ferrari logo.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, British Grand Prix, Qualifying, Silverstone, England, Saturday, 29 June 2013

Marussia have announced a new technical partnership with Ferrari that will see their cars powered by the Italian firm’s engines from next season. The team have used Cosworth engines since they joined the grid in 2010.

As a Ferrari customer team, under the new 2014 regulations Marussia will be supplied with the Scuderia’s new 1.6-litre, V6 engine, plus their Energy Recovery System, full transmission and all related ancillary systems.

“The importance of this development to our team cannot be overstated,” said Marussia CEO Andy Webb. “Not only will we benefit from a customer supply from the most successful engine manufacturer in Formula One’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 Formula One competition.”

Marussia’s announcement means 2014 is expected to feature three Ferrari-powered teams (the other customer squad being Sauber), while 2013 will be Cosworth’s last season as an F1 engine supplier for the foreseeable future.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cosworth, with whom we have partnered since our debut season in 2010,” added Webb. “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.”

Marussia are currently 10th in the constructors’ standings, with Jules Bianchi’s 13th place in Malaysia their best 2013 result to date.

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