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HRT set to stick with Cosworth

Luis Perez-Sala says he expects HRT to stick with Cosworth engines for 2013
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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James Montgomery

July 03, 2012 10:36 AM
Last Edited 1064 days ago

Elijah - Results are vital, but with such a large gap to close in, it will take a while. However, have a look at their pace, it certainly has improved this year and I would say they are sticking to the promise they made! First race of the year and they couldn't qualify, now they are out-qualifying and out-racing Maurussia whilst also qualifying within 105% of the Pole mans time! Considering for the past 2 years they have been struggling to get off the back of the grid, I'd call that a good improvement! Now they have a 1.5 second gap to close in on Caterham/Toro Rosso. They are making improvements, small but steady and if you look at the larger picture and how small the team is - they are doing alright, they are getting more sponsors onboard so they are becoming more financially stable too :)

oldtimer - Unregistered

July 03, 2012 11:10 AM

It's very easy to knock the new teams at the back, people need to remember that they came into F1 on the back of a promise to cap budgets which rapidly dissapeared once the top tems had their say. Hopefully there will be some new engine makers in 2013 much as I think it's a bad idea to change. Bernie is talking about having 23 GPs having agreed to 20 so costs will escalate again. The playing field is not and never will be level, the rules are changed in an almost random fashion to suit the wim of the top teams and then you have Bernie who's only interested in one thing and does'nt have any inhibitions about how he goes about it. The facts are that if you are a small team you put up and shut up and do what your told regardless of what is best for you.



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