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USF1 Could Use Cosworth Engines

The USF1 Team’s sporting director Peter Windsor has hinted that they could use Cosworth Engines in their cars when they join F1 in 2010.

The team, headed by Windsor and Ken Anderson, will evaluate offers from all potential engine manufacturer both on the grid and off, including Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Mecachrome amongst many others.  However, Cosworth looks a favoured option currently.

Cosworth, which was started in Britain, is no stranger to F1 activity powering cars for many years until both Williams and Scuderia Toro Rosso dropped the engines at the end of the 2006 season.

“The engine decision is part of the whole rebirth that F1 is going through right now,” sporting director Windsor told Autosport.

“The Cosworth engine is certainly an attractive proposition. It is homologated, those guys were doing a great job with Red Bull Racing when Red Bull suddenly switched to Renault.

“A lot of people who were at Cosworth have left, but equally there are a lot of good people still there too. That is a really interesting thing for us. Apart from anything else, Cosworth is now owned by an American, Kevin Kalkhoven, and that is a nice little link for us as well.

“The idea of working with a small specialist company is kind of in-tune with the way we are operating as a race team as well.”

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