Williams switch to Cosworth power in 2010

Frank Williams has announced that his team will be powered by Cosworth engines next season.

In an interview with Gulf News the Williams boss confirmed the deal after the team earlier ended its link-up with Toyota.

“We’ve finished our contract with Toyota and we’ve moved on to a British engine manufacturer Cosworth with whom we have won many world championships in the past,” he said.

“They are 50 miles away from Williams which is very convenient. Besides we also like our independence. We will be not under the influence, not that Toyota ever bossed around, but we’ve just gone a private and independent route.”

“Our performance needs to improve. We staggered in the second half of the 2009 season. It’s fundamental that the car is not fast enough, but from what I’ve seen we should have been a little more competitive.”

Williams also revealed that the team’s 2010 driver line-up will be announced this Monday with Brazilian veteran, Rubens Barrichello, widely tipped to switch to the squad alongside GP2 champion, Nico Hulkenburg