Sauber has announced that it will continue with Ferrari power units in F1 after having called off a switch to Honda. It signed a multi-year agreement with the Scuderia which effectively means their partnership since 2010 is going to be last longer.
The Swiss team battled financial insecurity but fresh investment in the team was followed up in April by a proposed switch to Honda for 2018. The Japanese manufacturer endured a miserable return to the sport with McLaren and it led to Sauber staying with Ferrari.
Team principal Frederic Vasseur said the shared experience between the Sauber F1 Team and Ferrari has built a strong foundation allowing them to move forward in terms of car development as well. Sauber sticking with Ferrari could form a roadway for the Scuderia’s junior drivers into F1.
Antonio Giovinazzi stood in for the injured Pascal Wehrlein in Australia and China this year, while F2 championship leader Charles Leclerc is turning heads amid a stunning debut campaign in the junior category, topping the standings by 67 points after six events.