Marussia expects to switch engine supplier
28 February 2013 – Marussia is expecting to switch its engine supplier for the 2014 Formula 1 campaign, with the outfit's Sporting Director, Graeme Lowdon, holding the belief that current partner Cosworth will not venture into the new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged era.
Following HRT's demise at the end of 2012, Marussia is now the only Cosworth-powered squad on the grid. If Lowdon's notion becomes a reality, the Banbury-based team will be required to secure an engine deal with Ferrari, Mercedes or Renault.
"My understanding is that Cosworth won't be making a 2014 engine," Lowdon explained at the FOTA Fans' Forum in Barcelona. "I don't work for Cosworth, but that is my understanding. The three suppliers will be Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari."
Four teams currently hold engine agreements with Renault, making it the most popular choice, while both Ferrari and Mercedes are represented by three outfits.