Sauber Announce New Engine Collaboration with Ferrari

Sauber will continue to run with Ferrari power units after a new deal between the two parties - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

The Sauber F1 Team has announced that they have agreed a new long-term contract with Scuderia Ferrari, with the Swiss outfit set to use the latest specification of engine from 2018 onwards.

Sauber announced their planned partnership with Honda had been cancelled earlier this week, and they have worked quickly to ensure a competitive engine package for next season and beyond.

Ferrari have supplied Sauber with engines for a total of seventeen years, with the first partnership having begun back in 1997, but Frederic Vasseur, the recently-announced Team Principal of the Hinwil-based was welcomed the decision to continue with the Italian outfit, and feels they now have a platform to move forward with.

“I am very pleased to confirm that we will continue to work with Scuderia Ferrari as our engine supplier in form of a multi-year agreement,” said Vasseur.

“The shared experience between the Sauber F1 Team and Ferrari has built a strong foundation, which will allow us to move forward swiftly and efficiently, also in terms of the development of the 2018 car.

“I am convinced that together we can achieve the results which reflect the passion and determination that is, and always has been, behind the Sauber F1 Team.”