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Williams confirm Cosworth partnership // A long-term engine deal after ending contract with Toyota

Published by Mr. C

This afternoon the AT&T Williams team officially announced a long-term engine partnership with the engineering company Cosworth. The move had been expected since the team parted ways with Toyota back in October.

Frank Williams, Team Principal said of the change:

Cosworth have impressed us with the quality of their technical team and convinced us that their programme will deliver a competitive Formula One engine. In addition, like Williams, Cosworth is an independent company whose owners share our passion for racing and engineering. We believe that, working together, we will develop not only a competitive racing car for 2010 but also a long-term partnership that can take on the best in Formula One.

While Kevin Kalkhoven, a one time part owner of the Champ Car World Series, and now a Cosworth investor, added:

I am very pleased to see Cosworth engaging with like-minded companies in the development of high-technology solutions. Formula One is a great opportunity to showcase technical capabilities that can, with proper application, solve current and emerging challenges in the wider world.

The Williams team last ran a Cosworth engine in 2006.