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Marussia announce Ferrari deal

Marussia F1 will switch from Cosworth to Ferrari power for next season.

The move comes ahead of the new Formula One engine regulations which come into play next season.

2014 is such a big year for Formula One with various changes in regulations regarding engines with 1.6-litre turbo-charged V6 engines with energy recovery systems replacing the current 2.4-litre naturally aspirated V8s.

Marussia's deal will see them not only use customer Ferrari engines, but also their energy recovery system, full transmission and related ancillary systems.

The news comes in the wake of a financial argument between Marussia and Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The Formula One boss has previously stated that he would much rather see just ten teams on the Formula One grid and has failed to agree a commercial agreement with the team.

However Marussia CEO Andy Webb believes this deal with Ferrari proves their commitment to remaining in Formula One.

'The Marussia F1 Team is delighted to be entering into a technical partnership with Scuderia Ferrari for the supply of a full powertrain from 2014, The importance of this development to our Team cannot be overstated. 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.' Webb said in a statement published on Sky Sports.

'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.'








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Date:Wednesday July 17 2013

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