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USF1 Engines Ready

by F1Fan on January 13, 2010

USF1 won’t have to wait long for it’s engines as Cosworth announced today that the first batch of engines were completed ahead of schedule just prior to Christmas and are currently ready for shipment from Cosworth’s Northampton headquarters.

Announcing this significant milestone in Cosworth’s renewed F1 engine program Mark Gallagher, Cosworths, F1 General Manager commented:

“The first batch of CA2010 units is boxed and ready for our customers to press ahead with installation, fire-up and initial testing. We’re looking forward to seeing them all on track next month since there is still a lot of work to do before the season starts. After the very busy summer and autumn months when we were putting our program together it has been very rewarding to see the first engines ready for action thanks to the hard work of everyone here at Cosworth and our suppliers.”

Cosworth’s five customer teams: AT&T Williams; Campos Meta; Lotus F1 Racing, US F1 and Virgin Racing are set to use Cosworth engines for 2010-12 seasons inclusive, and the company is preparing for a busy pre-season testing as the four new teams Campos Meta, Lotus F1 Racing, US F1 and Virgin Racing work around the clock to get their cars designed, built and on track in time to participate in the testing which takes place throughout February.

In just two months the teams will be in Bahrain preparing for the season opener, this event not only marking Cosworth’s return as an engine supplier for the first time since 2006 but also marking Cosworth becoming the dominant engine supplier in Formula One this season.

Lets hope these new engines are competitive and continue Cosworth’s stellar record built over the past four decades of F1 competition, in which Cosworth engines delivered a powerful set of statistics including:
176 race wins – including every race in the 1969 and 1973 seasons, enough for triple consecutive drivers championships at the start of the 1980s, the first race victory for Michael Schumacher in 1992 and the most recent in 2003 for Giancarlo Fisichella.
10 Constructors’ Championships – including the legendary Lotus performances of the 1960’s and 70’s, and Williams’ first consecutive championships in 1980 and 81.
13 Drivers’ Championships – for great names including as Jim Clarke, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Nelson Piquet and Michael Schumacher.

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jose April 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm

i am a cosworth fan and once for all i want to see it on top again

F1Fan April 1, 2010 at 1:12 pm

The good news is that the Cosworth motor appears to be reliable, hard to tell yet if it is going to be competitive with the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes – time will tell

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