Confusion over Minardi testing engine

There seems to be some confusion over which engine Minardi will be using in the upcoming winter tests after the FIA website reported the team will be using Cosworth units. Team spokesman Graham Jones was surprised at the FIA report, saying Minardi...

There seems to be some confusion over which engine Minardi will be using in the upcoming winter tests after the FIA website reported the team will be using Cosworth units. Team spokesman Graham Jones was surprised at the FIA report, saying Minardi will be using the European V10 engine for testing.

"It's the first we heard of this," Jones said, according to ITV-F1. "We are not running a Cosworth engine in Valencia. We are running the PS01B chassis with a European V10 in it. The European V10 is a derivative of a Cosworth engine but it's the engine we used back in 2001."

"We're going to be doing some systems development and some driver appraisal work with Sergei Zlobin at Valencia. It is not correct to assume we are running Cosworth engines and I'm quite surprised that the FIA website is giving out this information."

Minardi is thought to be in negotiations with Cosworth for an engine supply next year but nothing has been confirmed yet. The FIA report stated that Minardi would test with "the old Cosworth engine" and as Jones said, the European V10 is a derivative of the 2001 unit, so is it a Cosworth or not? Answers on the back of an engine designer, please.

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