Customer engines will be much more expensive in 2014.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that, for example, Sauber currently spends EUR 8 million on its Ferrari engine, and another million for KERS. But for 2014, with F1 switching to ‘green’ turbo V6 power, the price is reportedly going up to between EUR 18-23 million.
Offering the best price is Craig Pollock’s new venture Pure, who are asking EUR 14 million for the Gilles Simon-designed engine-plus-KERS package.
“Even that is too expensive,” Sauber managing director Monisha Kaltenborn said.