Cosworth works hard to prepare engine for F1

Cosworth is reportedly working hard to re-tune its 2010 Formula One engine in order to compete with F1's other manufacturers. The British engine maker was recently at the centre of the political crisis, with the FIA wanting next year's Cosworths...

Cosworth is reportedly working hard to re-tune its 2010 Formula One engine in order to compete with F1's other manufacturers.

The British engine maker was recently at the centre of the political crisis, with the FIA wanting next year's Cosworths to be exempt from the mandatory 18,000 rev limit.

The FIA president's argument was that because the 2010 Cosworth will be based on the engine used by Williams in 2006, the new teams Campos, USF1 and Manor would otherwise be massively off the pace.

Patrick Head said that even when running 20,000rpm next year, the Cosworths would be disadvantaged in the area of weight and tyre wear because they use "clearly more fuel than the current engines".

Ultimately, however, FOTA won the argument and Cosworth must adhere to the regular engine regulations next year.

Only one month ago, Mosley said the British firm had "neither the time nor the resources to retune for 2010".

Spain's Diario AS reports that Campos is finding the 18,000rpm-limited Cosworth a "disaster". "The British firm is working on an evolution to fit the current regulations," the newspaper added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Patrick Head
Teams Williams