Williams to supply HRT

Stephan Heublein

The new Spanish team HRT will use a gearbox supplied by Williams in 2011, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the famous Grove-based team, the deal will be in place "for the lifecycle of the current Cosworth engine technology", which presumably means until F1's regulations change at the end of 2012.

"This is a logical partnership given Williams and Hispania's mutual relationship with Cosworth," said Williams chief executive Alex Burns.