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Sauber has not decided if it will stay with Ferrari power in 2014.
The Swiss team has expressed grave doubts about the increased costs of renting engines for the radical new V6 regulations in 2014. Before and after Sauber’s recent BMW era, the independent Hinwil based team was and is a longstanding Ferrari customer, but the current agreement runs only to the end of the V8 era.
BAR founder Craig Pollock’s new 2014 engine supply venture, Pure, is setting up camp in Cologne.
A German-language report at motorsport-total.com said Jacques Villeneuve’s former manager has struck a deal with former F1 team Toyota. The report said Pure, to move shortly, needs better facilities than it currently has at its Paris headquarters.
McLaren has played down reports its cars could be powered by engines produced by Craig Pollock’s new venture Pure in 2014.
F1′s major engine manufacturers want the FIA to drop regulations that guarantee customers for their rivals.
Currently, there are four engine makers on the grid — Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Cosworth. The latter independent supplier, however, is reportedly fighting for customers for 2012 and beyond, with Williams switching to Renault and rumours HRT could follow Team Lotus in also ending its association with Cosworth.
Pure announced last month that it has signed Frenchman Simon as technical director.
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 engine makers are right to be concerned about Gilles Simon’s appointment by the new 2014 supplier Pure. Pure, headed by former BAR founder Craig Pollock, announced last month that it has signed Frenchman Simon as technical director.
Craig Pollock’s 2014 engine supplier Pure has signed up Gilles Simon
The Frenchman is most famous for being Ferrari’s former engine boss, but most recently he was the FIA’s powertrain chief. He has now left the latter role to become technical director of BAR founder Pollock’s new F1 engine supplier foray.