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    Heard on the grapevine...

    Reliable rumour has it that Williams have dropped Cosworth and gone with Toyota for 07...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKipling
    Reliable rumour has it that Williams have dropped Cosworth and gone with Toyota for 07...
    And Cosworth V8's will substitute Ferrari V10 engines in Red Bull/Toro Rosso... or so it seems...
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    Toyota engines have been on the cards for 07 since the day Williams picked up the Cossie's late 05.

    Maybe its not too late to try and get the 2nd supply of Renault engines however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fpv_gtho
    Toyota engines have been on the cards for 07 since the day Williams picked up the Cossie's late 05.
    Yeah, but apparently it's actually happened now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    And Cosworth V8's will substitute Ferrari V10 engines in Red Bull/Toro Rosso... or so it seems...
    nobody using Ferrari V10s
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasModell
    nobody using Ferrari V10s
    Yes I was wrong, it's Toro Rossos using Cosworth V10's. They are recieving pressure to switch to V8's next season. Or said the commentators on the last F1 race I watched.

    To be honest I don't follow F1 very closely...
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    I think Sir Frank took a step backwards there, he shoulda stuck with the Cosy... powerful, reliable, what more can you ask. Toyota seems a lil to fragile. Just reading on grandprix.com, Renault may be stitching a deal together with Prodrive for 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz27
    I think Sir Frank took a step backwards there, he shoulda stuck with the Cosy... powerful, reliable, what more can you ask. Toyota seems a lil to fragile.
    Dunno about that, the Toyota's have seemed fairly reliable to me .On the other hand the Cosworths have had a couple of high profile problems in the races this season. Certainly Cosworth have been impressive considering their development budget, but I think Toyota is a safer long term bet for Williams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer
    Dunno about that, the Toyota's have seemed fairly reliable to me .On the other hand the Cosworths have had a couple of high profile problems in the races this season. Certainly Cosworth have been impressive considering their development budget, but I think Toyota is a safer long term bet for Williams.
    I concur
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    Cosy only let go once. The failures have been hydraulic related. Just because theres smoke out the back it doesnt mean automatically its an engine failure.
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    I'm a relative newby when it comes to these issues but is this a good or a bad thing?
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    It's bad I reckon, because the Williams Cosworth combo was the last bastion of old school motor racing in F1, with that combo gone, we're just going further into the mega-buck only series no one wants it to become. Thank god for '08!
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    Ok. So you reckon '07 is going to be a money-no-object techfest?

    Doesn't sound THAT bad, except it squeezes the little guy out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows
    Ok. So you reckon '07 is going to be a money-no-object techfest?
    Well, if the FIA get their way, there'll be a freeze on engine development coming in for 2008, but the engine blueprints would have been submitted mid 2006. So there goes 18 months of engine development into the sewers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fpv_gtho
    Well, if the FIA get their way, there'll be a freeze on engine development coming in for 2008, but the engine blueprints would have been submitted mid 2006. So there goes 18 months of engine development into the sewers.
    I think the engine freeze is bollocks... wouldn't that make the power leader in mid 2006 the leader for the next three (or whatever it is) years??? That doesn't make sense, making it a single engine formula would be better...
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