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OCTOBER 16, 2007

Ferguson departs Cosworth

Cosworth Racing's 39-year relationship with F1 ended this time last year when Williams switched to Toyota V8s and Scuderia Toro Rosso gave up its V10s and moved on to Ferrari V8 engines. Of all the F1 engine manufacturers Cosworth's success has been surpassed only by Ferrari. Since leaving F1 the company has been busy providing engines for Champ Car, the Atlantic Championship and various other projects, but there are significant changes going on, notably the departure of commercial director Bernard Ferguson, a Cosworth stalwart for the last 23 years.

Cosworth - which is owned by Gerry Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven, co owners of the Champ Car World Series - is dealing with more road engines and is diversifying into aerospace, medical equipment design and confidential automotive consultancy work. It has recently gained prestigious AS/EN9100 accreditation to manufacture products for the aerospace sector.