Sauber secures multi-year Ferrari deal

Sauber has secured a new multi-year engine supply deal with Ferrari after yesterday announcing the Honda deal was off.

Barcelona F1 test 07/03-10/03/17

This new deal though is for brand new engines each year rather than year old engines they currently have.

New team boss Frederic Vasseur said:

“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.

“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.”

This will extend Sauber’s, Ferrari partnership beyond 20 years after first joining forces in 1997.

It also means that Sauber will likely take on a Ferrari junior driver such Giovinazzi or Charles LeClerc.

Who they would replace is a mystery as Sauber already has Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein in the car.

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