Sauber could switch to Honda power in 2018, and that might not be a bad move. No deal has been signed, but the team is evaluating its engine supplier options for next season. Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn confirmed Sauber has had discussions with Honda about engine supply, but it’s understood Mercedes and Ferrari are also being considered. The team, which finished tenth in the constructors’ championship last season, currently runs year old Ferrari engines. “All I can tell you is, yes, we have had discussions with [Honda],” Kaltenborn told Autosport. “But we are open on our engine situation. I think we have a couple of options. “We know that a call has to be made soon. We know that, and of course the sooner you have clarity, the better for development.” With Honda failing to make any progress since returning to Formula One in 2015, moving from even year old Ferrari engines to Honda power doesn’t seem like the greatest of moves, but it could work well financially for Sauber. The team finished 2016 only one point ahead of Manor in the constructors’ championship and, with Manor no longer running, it’s widely predicted Sauber will finish bottom of the table, so moving backwards isn’t really possible. Honda currently supply McLaren with free engines and, whilst it’s impossible to say what a deal between Sauber and Honda would involve, free or reduce cost engines are a possibility and one that Sauber would definitely welcome. Even just sponsorship would be a massive boost for the team. Mercedes power is another alternative for Sauber. With Pascal Wehrlein on board, there is the possibility of a subsidised engines from the German manufacturer. The deadline for manufacturers to notify the FIA of teams they wish to supply is May 6th. For more Formula One news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula One sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. Do you think Sauber should switch to Honda power? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.