New Delhi [India], Apr 30 (ANI): Sauber have announced that they will use Honda power units in the 2018 season after signing a new technological partnership with the Japanese auto giant.
Honda currently supply engines exclusively to McLaren, while Sauber are powered by Ferrari units.
“It is a great honour for the Sauber F1 Team to be able to work together with Honda in the coming seasons,” Monisha Kaltenborn, Sauber CEO and team principal was quoted as saying by formula1.com.
“Our realignment is not just visible through the new ownership but also now with our new technological partnership with Honda.”
Sauber have been using Ferrari engines since ending their association with BMW back in 2010, and this season are powered by 2016-spec units from the Italian team.
“We very much look forward to our partnership with Honda, which sets the course for a successful future – from a strategic as well as from a technological perspective. We thank Honda for making this great partnership happen,” said Kaltenborn.
Honda have enjoyed multiple championship-winning success in F1 in the past, but have struggled since returning to the series with McLaren in 2015.
Sauber will be their first customer team of the hybrid V6 era. (ANI)
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