axle wrote:I don't think the Cosworth is short of grunt, but it's definitely being criticised on the driveability front.
Its not short of grunt if you use the 2005-2008 engine rule of one engine to 2 GPs. However this 8 for the season rule is where the CA2010 seemingly looses more grunt over a certain distance, rumored to be arround the 1600km mark. There was the 7% to 9% more power is lost with the Cozzie over the benchmark engine (Mercedes) for every 200km over that distance.
The CA2010 was rumored to be the most powerful at the start of the season at 770hp, 10 more than the Mercedes, 15-20 more than the Ferarri and up to arround 25 more than the Renault. Its this fact that Williams have been pissed off with their decision, the Renault was gonna cost the same, and they would have got the same service that Red Bull enjoy with Renault, the only thing that was scratchy was posible engine supply issues, whitch they didnt want to contend with that may have seen Willaims have to use one engine for as many as 4 GPs on a couple of occasions.
Personally, i think Williams, altho not publically saying it, are feeling that they could now have managed the supply issues with Renault over over the posible power issues with the Cosworth.