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WilliamsAs reported on homeofsport

Ahead of their partnership for 2007, Williams will use Toyota engines for the first time at the Silverstone test next week. The presently Cosworth-powered outfit plans to run a Toyota V8 in the rear of a modified ‘FW28’ chassis, with current test driver and 2007 racer Alex Wurz at the wheel.

So many teams deciding to start testing their next-season engines. Only hoping that the outcome does is not the same as that of Honda’s !

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As reported on homeofsport

The independent engine maker’s head of engineering, Simon Corbyn, revealed that Cosworth approved a ‘very aggressive’ upgrade for the Monza race, featuring an upper limit of 20,000rpm. “Cosworth has pushed hard to approve the best possible specification … in readiness for the impending FIA engine homologation deadline”.

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WilliamsAs reported on crash.net

Williams have revealed that they will deploy ‘upgraded’ FW28’s at the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend, as they look to make progress and add to the ten points they have notched up to date.

“We have a full car upgrade for Canada in the shape of front and rear wings, winglets, nose and diffuser revisions which were all tested and successfully signed off at the Monza test,” confirmed Williams technical director, Sam Michael.

“Cosworth will install two fresh CA2006 Series 4 engines for the Canadian Grand Prix, as scheduled,” added Cosworth’s head of F1 race engineering, Simon Corbyn. “Results from last week’s Monza test are directly relevant to Montreal and this data will now be used to define the engine control system calibrations for the event. Montreal features notoriously tough braking events and so we’ll be working closely with Williams to optimise the engine braking settings for this circuit.”

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As reported on Reuters

Formula One’s governing body has agreed with Ferrari, Renault and engine maker Cosworth that engine regulations should be frozen from 2008 to 2012.

However, certain modifications would be allowed on an annual basis, provided details were provided to the governing body before the start of each calendar year in question and a complete engine was delivered by Feb 1.

“No modification will be permitted which, in the opinion of the FIA, may result in a performance gain,” the statement added.

Well, and we thought 3-Year ban on engine developement was BAD !!!!

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