F1 links: Williams to announce Cosworth deal

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Williams to drive back to Cosworth engines (Gulf News)

“Williams boss Sir Frank Williams has sensationally made a double revelation in declaring his Formula One outfit will use British made Cosworth engines next season and that the team will announce its new driver line-up on Monday, a day after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”

Ecclestone: Donington hopes are over (Autosport)

"There's no Donington. They've missed the deadline which we kept extending for them."

Drivers want clarification on standards (FIA)

Nico Rosberg: "It is Michael Schumacher who started this, like at Spa [in 2000], when Mika Hakkinen tried to overtake him and he ran him off the track. When the guy behind has made a decision [to pass] and the guy in front then moves over, it is very dangerous. You cannot do that."

Abu Dhabi Press Conference (FIA)

"Jarno Trulli: I think we’re going to discuss it probably tomorrow in the drivers’ briefing and in the GPDA briefing. Obviously it was very disappointing to end the race like that, especially on the first lap. Obviously I think I had every reason to be extremely furious. I’ve got all the evidence to show that I was there, I was next to him, so I think tomorrow we are going to discuss it.
Adrian Sutil: I think there’s nothing to discuss. It was a quite obvious incident. In the end it was very disappointing for myself, even more, I think, because I was the one who was just driving and he lost control of his car and crashed in my back, so it was not my problem, it was his problem. I don’t know why he’s freaking out like that, to be honest."

Timo Glock: Neues Team schon nächste Woche (Auto Motor und Sport, German)

German press suggests Timo Glock is heading to Renault to partner Robert Kubica.

Bernie Ecclestone convinced Silverstone can deliver British Grand Prix in long term (The Times)

"Anthony Hamilton, father of Lewis Hamilton, was named yesterday on a management advisory board for a new football “talent management” company, 2mb International Soccer Management. The venture is the brainchild of Mark Blundell, the former Formula One driver, who claims he is going to “shake up” the sport."

Why Silverstone is worth more than gold to Formula One (The Guardian)

"Depending on who you talk to, Ecclestone, on behalf of Formula One, is demanding between £11m and £15m."

The British Grand Prix is still at risk, warns former Formula One world champion Damon Hill (Daily Mail)

"Ecclestone, being Ecclestone, will drive a hard bargain. That is to say he is demanding £12million from Silverstone to stage the event. Silverstone, for their part, do not want to pay such a large fee, especially because the 17-year contract on the table comes with an annual seven per cent escalator."

The future of Adrian Sutil

"The idea of Sutil at Toyota is something of a mystery, particularly if the team could keep Jarno Trulli." Especially so seeing as the pair seem to be at loggerheads.

Q & A with David Coulthard (Autosport)

"You mentally get so used to all the modern tracks getting more and more run off, and then in Abu Dhabi suddenly the run offs are really short because of this Tecpro Barrier. You look at it and think, 'that doesn't look like much run-off'."

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9 comments on “F1 links: Williams to announce Cosworth deal”

  1. Q & A with David Coulthard (Autosport)

    not a flattering pic of DC, kinda “derpa derpa derr!!”

  2. Looks like vintage DC to me.

  3. on dirvers demanding clarification to standard’s

    i bet the fia will say “no it not allowed, even though schumi got away with it”

  4. A while ago I already though that Williams had already signed a Cosworth deal. They kept on mentioning cosworth detailing close knowledge of the engine and it’s performance.

    I was corrected that they still had a Toyota deal for 2010, but I guess they weren’t just idly talking about Cosworth. They must have been pretty serious all along.

  5. Williams are fools. Cosworth engines get you nowhere. Have they forgetten 2006?

    1. It’s not like that Toyota is propelling them to greatness either though

      1. Let’s just hope Cosworth will deliver a strong & reliable engine this time

  6. Christian Edwards
    31st October 2009, 10:40

    I read somewhere that the Cosworth engined cars will be 3 seconds per lap slow than everyone else, is this still true?
    Will we have Williams, Lotus, Barichello & Senna slumming it at the back?

  7. Here we go again, Silverstone is the future of the British GP, until Bernie decides he doesn’t like the en-suite he’s been allocated or the colour of the curtains….

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