Ferrari on Wednesday announced it will supply a V6 ‘power unit’ to F1’s new American entrant Haas in 2016.
Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas’ machine tool company Haas Automation is already a sponsor of the fabled Maranello based team.
“We’re delighted to announce this important strategic partnership with Haas F1 Team and to welcome an American player as a new entrant in formula one,” said team boss Marco Mattiacci in a media statement.
Ferrari’s other customers in F1 are Sauber and Marussia, who according to Mattiacci at Spa-Francorchamps two weeks ago are behind in their 2014 payments.
He said on Wednesday: “While our objective is to reinforce our power unit development programme for all our customer teams, we believe this new partnership (with Haas) has the potential to evolve beyond the traditional role of supplying our power unit and all related technical services.
“United States continues to be one of the most important markets for Ferrari and it offers many interesting opportunities,” added Mattiacci.