Cosworth has rejected reports it will definitely bow out of formula one after 2013. It has been suggested the independent British engine marque, currently supplying V8s to Marussia
, is not in a position to commit to a costly V6 development programme for the radical 2014 rules.
But when asked about 2014, Cosworth's F1 chief Kim Spearman said on Friday: "If we can find a commercially sustainable way to provide a competitive platform for some potential customers, we'd like to do that. We are in useful negotiations with customers and hopefully we'll find a way to be in."
He confirmed Cosworth has already started work on a 2014 project. "Oh yes," said Spearman. "We've been working on the engine for 18 months." (GMM)