Honda have just revealed they will be the supplier of F1 engines to the Swiss team, Sauber F1 in 2018. Following months of speculation, Sauber will now end it’s partnership with Ferrari.
Honda will now supply two teams for the 2018 season, McLaren and Sauber. This is a crucial deal which will give the Japanese manufacturer more raw data and information feedback for it’s continues development. It will also help spread the financial burden over a larger audience.
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said: “It is a great honour for the Sauber F1 Team to be able to work together with Honda in the coming seasons. “Our realignment is not just visible through the new ownership but also now with our new technological partnership with Honda. We have set another milestone with this new engine era, which we await with huge excitement and of course we are looking for new opportunities”. “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”.
Honda’s Katsuhide Moriyama said: “In addition to the partnership with McLaren which began in 2015, Honda will begin supplying power units to Sauber as a customer team starting from next year”. “We will continue our challenges so that our fans will enjoy seeing a Honda with dominant strength as soon as possible”.