Sauber will continue to serve as Ferrari’s longest-serving engine customer, with the Swiss team today announcing that it had extended its deal with the Italian outfit for a customer supply of 1.6-litre turbo powerplants in 2014.
Next year will mark the fourteenth year of the partnership, which ran from 1997-2005 and resumed in 2010 after the team’s short-lived stint as BMW’s official works team.
“We are proud to extend our relationship with such a prestigious and renowned brand and look forward to entering the 2014 season with a strong and reliable partner like Ferrari,” Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said.
The 2014 season will see Sauber and Marussia use Ferrari’s engines and energy recovery units, which will be the first season of the latest wholesale technical changes in the sport.
Their announcement means that Lotus is the only team still to confirm its engine supply next year, although the team is all but guaranteed of continuing with Renault, possibly with increased financial support from the French engine-maker.