Cosworth rumoured to be lining up for F1 return


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The legendary engine builder, Cosworth could be preparing for a return to Formula 1, after attending a preliminary meeting about the sport.

Cosworth has powered countless cars to Grand Prix victories over the years, but has been absent from F1 since powering Marussia's cars in 2013. The company has recently taken part in an engine rules meeting which was discussing the future of F1 after 2020, has reported.

No plans have yet been officially signed off or announced, but the move towards simpler and cheaper hybrid V6 power units is likely to appeal to Cosworth.

CEO of Cosworth, Hal Reisiger has already said that Formula 1 needs to distance itself from the heat energy recovery element used in the current power units – an aspect which has caused numerous problems for several manufacturers.

Reisiger told "I think we've got sufficient support from the existing teams, and we've had discussions with some, that enable us to make the commitment to proceed.

"We have had some verbal agreements to partner with some existing and future teams that would enable us to make a sustainable engine partner.

"We think we are well suited to come back into F1 if the engine regulations should change."

By Ted Welford