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Cosworth power boost for Minardi 21 Apr 2005

Patrick Friesacher (AUT)  Minardi Cosworth PS04B.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Bahrain Grand Prix, First Qualifying, Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 2 April 2005

Minardi will have the benefit of Cosworth’s latest engine, as used by Red Bull, when they debut their all-new PS05 car at this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix.

The TJ2005 series 10 unit boasts a 60BHP increase on the V10 used so far this year by Minardi, with peak engine speed up by 500RPM and centre of gravity lowered by over 50mm.

Unlike recent Minardi’s, the PS05 has been designed around this engine from the outset, so should provide a far more integrated package. It underwent a successful track test at Mugello last week and should give the team a significant performance boost at Imola.

Cosworth are working on a further upgrade to the engine with an additional 30BHP. This, however, will be exclusive to Red Bull and should debut at either the US or Canadian races, depending on the team’s engine change schedule.