Red Bull Consider Cosworth Supply for 2010
Red Bull are currently using Renault engines for their F1 operations, but they are unlikely to extend their deal further on. Despite the 4 wins recorded by the team this season – second at race wins, after Brawn GP – Red Bull's owner Dietrich Mateschitz criticized Renault for their unstable power plants several times in the past few weeks.
Should the Mercedes option fail – more and more teams are pushing for a partnership with the German manufacturer these days – Cosworth will become increasingly attractive for at least one good reason.
While none of the constructors are allowed to work on their engines for the upcoming season, the British engine manufacturer is. The FIA allowed Cosworth to keep developing their units throughout the 2010 season, given the fact that they have missed out on the Formula One action in recent years.
They will consequently use the power plants which they used to power the Williams cars back in 2006, while their V8s will also be exempted from the mandatory 18,000 rev limit imposed by the FIA for next season.
"Cosworth is an alternative that we are looking at," the energy drink's motor racing advisor Helmut Marko said at Suzuka two weeks ago
Since they've announced their return to the series, Cosworth signed 4 engine partnerships so far: Manor, Campos GP, US Grand Prix Engineering and Lotus F1 Team.