Williams confirms Cosworth power for 2010

Sir Frank Williams has confirmed speculation that his Grove based team will switch to Cosworth power for the 2010 season. "We've finished our contract with Toyota and we've moved on to a British engine manufacturer Cosworth with whom we have won...

Sir Frank Williams has confirmed speculation that his Grove based team will switch to Cosworth power for the 2010 season.

"We've finished our contract with Toyota and we've moved on to a British engine manufacturer Cosworth with whom we have won many world championships in the past," the Briton told the local Gulf News in Abu Dhabi.

Amid speculation he might have linked up with Renault, Williams said the choice is a "more private and independent route" than staying with a carmaker.

"They (Cosworth) are 50 miles away from Williams which is very convenient. Besides we also like our independence. We will be not under the influence, not that Toyota ever bossed around, but we've just gone a private and independent route," he explained.

Williams, 67, also confirmed speculation that his team's current lead driver Nico Rosberg will be powered by a Mercedes engine next year.

"Nico is German and Mercedes need at least one German driver to sit before their engine," he said.

"So we will announce our drivers for next season on Monday."

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Rosberg , Frank Williams
Teams Mercedes , Williams