Maranello to power team with 2014 engines – if it can make it to the starting grid.
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has confirmed that the Italian manufacturer will supply Manor, the team formerly known as Marussia, with engines if it can make it to the Formula One starting grid this year.
Manor/Marussia is in the process of exiting from administration after its joint administrators confirmed the requisite approval by it creditors – which includes Ferrari – to a Company Voluntary Arrangement, which allows for control of it to be passed back to the directors.
“We said to them yesterday we are going to supply them with the 2014 engine,” said Arrivabene at press conference in Barcelona today.
“There is nothing in writing at the moment, but it’s yes.”
Manor is pushing ahead with plans to have a 2015-spec car ready for one of the early-season flyaway races, which would help ensure it receives the prize money it earned in previous seasons.