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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.
Craig Pollock is pushing ahead with his new venture Pure’s plans to supply engines to formula one teams.
The BAR team founder and former manager of Jacques Villeneuve announced in May that Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d’Energie is designing a four-cylinder engine for the FIA’s confirmed regulations for 2013.
The 2013 engine rules are on the cusp of being scrapped.
In interviews with Blick and Auto Motor und Sport this week, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone slammed the four-cylinder turbo formula as “a joke”. He is backed by Ferrari, and F1’s other engine manufacturers are now set to join the same argument about sticking with the current 2.4 litre V8s beyond next season.
Villeneuve is apparently not involved with Pure
BAR team founder and Jacques Villeneuve’s former manager Craig Pollock has announced plans to head a new formula one engine supplier. He said Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d’Energie, to be known as Pure, is already designing an engine for the new 2013 turbo regulations.
“Shut up and drive, we do not want you to design the car!”
Jacques Villeneuve has given a fascinating insight into some of the teams he experienced during his decade in formula one. “I loved Williams because there was a good atmosphere,” the French Canadian, who won the world championship with the British team in 1997, told the French language pitlane-vision.com.
To help sick and underprivileged children
This year, the Tremblant’s 24h of skiing is celebrating its 10th anniversary, December 10, 11 & 12th. Since its debut in 2001, thanks to the vision of Jacques Villeneuve, Barbara and Craig Pollock of Formula Charity, the 24h of skiing today, is now at its peak!
Olivier Quesnel is the sports boss for Peugeot and Citroen
Another potential full-time successor for the departed Renault team boss Flavio Briatore can be scratched from the list. Former F1 drivers Alain Prost and Gerhard Berger have been linked with the role, and although it is believed the quadruple world champion is still interested, Berger denies that talks even took place.