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Ferrari engines for Marussia

2013-07-17 07:44

V6 ERA READY: Marussia's F1 cars will be Ferrari-powered in 2014 as the sport shifts to V6 engines. Image: AFP

LONDON, England - Marussia has agreed a long-term technical partnership to use Ferrari engines from 2014, the Anglo-Russian Formula 1 team has said.

The move had been widely expected, with Marussia's existing supplier, Cosworth, set to leave the sport and the team appointing Frenchman Jules Bianchi - a Ferrari reserve - to their race line-up at the start of the 2013 season.

NEW DETERMINATION

Marussia said the deal provided confirmation of the team's commitment to F1 and "determination to maintain our progression towards our long-term ambitions".

The British-based team operates with the smallest budget in the sport and hasn't scored a point since its debut in 2010 as Virgin Racing.

However the team is ahead of Malaysian-owned rival Caterham after nine races.

F1 regulations will change significantly in 2014 with a new turbocharged 1.6 V6 and energy recovery systems to replace the current 2.4 V8.

Mercedes and Renault are expected to power four teams each with Ferrari, the most successful and oldest team in the championship, supplying the remaining three.

Marussia chief executive Andy Webb said: "We look forward to working with Scuderia Ferrari during this exciting new era of F1 competition."

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