I agree, they have put the infrastructure in place to do exactly that by working with Xtrac over the past three years so they should be able to manage. Although I think they will take the full package from Ferrari for commercial reasons. I'm not even sure if Ferrari offer an engine only package? Also, unless they have started the design of the transmission already, they will struggle to get it done in time as the differences to this year are significant enough to mean there will be little carry over parts from this year.Petroltorque wrote:I will be interested to know if Marussia simply opt for an engine supply deal only from Ferrari and stick with a bespoke transmission. I think this is the favoured option of Symonds since it's cheaper and has more design flexibility. Buying the rear end off a competitor just does not cut it anymore in a period of tight performance margins.
Toro Rosso have a renault deal now so they will be using Red Bull transmission if they havent alrdy with Ferrari.Petroltorque wrote:Torro Rosso have a deal for engines only. But as you say the new engine formula may mean the drive trains are integrated.
Rushman wrote:The fact that Pat Symonds left the team is bad. Especially given the major changes in the regulations in 2014.
Well at least they have agreed to supply Ferrari engines and gearboxes in F1 2014 season.
By the way, Pat Symonds in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport said that the budget Marussia F1 Team was 62 million pounds in 2012 (approximately $97.5 million).