HRT team boss Luis Perez-Sala has hinted that the Spanish squad is keen to stay with Cosworth for the 2013 F1 season.

Rumours over the course of the past month has called into question whether or not the manufacturer will produce an engine for the new regulations being brought into place for 2014 given that it now supplies only Marussia and HRT on the grid.

Previously, Cosworth also produced engines for both Caterham and Williams, although the pair have switched to Renault for the current campaign.

That decision had cast doubts over the viability of Cosworth's engine programme going forwards, with some going as far as to suggest that there could be doubt about its participation in the 2013 season.

However, Perez-Sala insisted that HRT intends to stay as it is for next year and wasn't thinking about alternatives.

"For next year, although it is not finalised, the idea is to keep what we have," he was quoted by El Confidencial. "As a team we have made a big change this year and what we need is to consolidate and improve on what we have.

"So we cannot be changing too much when in 2014 there is such an important transformation. We expect that the coming campaign will be a continuation."


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