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MAY 3, 2005

Some good news for Cosworth

The Minardi F1 Team has confirmed that it has signed an engine supply contract with Cosworth Racing for the 2006 season, with an option to continue in 2007. The arrangement will see the Faenza team's 2006 cars powered by a further development of the the current V10 engine.

"We can't praise highly enough the power, driveability and reliability of the new power unit, " says team boss Paul Stoddart. "And we are more than pleased to demonstrate our belief in Cosworth by entering into this contractual arrangement at an early stage of the new season. In terms of engine supply, this is definitely the right way for Minardi to go. The team has enjoyed a strong relationship with Cosworth over the years, and on both a technical and a personal basis, we now look forward to continuing that excellent relationship."