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The second most successful engine maker in F1’s history is eyeing a return to the sport. Cosworth’s head of powertrains, Bruce Wood, says Thursday that the Northhampton, England-based company is keen to return to F1 via a technical partnership with Aston Martin, according to Motorsport.com.

The British luxury sports car maker entered F1 in 2016 by joining forces with Red Bull Racing — which is assisting in the development of the Valkyrie hypercar — and it reinforced those ties ahead of 2018, signing on as Red Bull’s title sponsor.

Aston Martin has said its interested in becoming an engine supplier, and has been approached by various manufacturers, reportedly including Cosworth. “We would like to work with that partnership,” Wood told Motorsport.com.

“We’ve done a lot of work with Aston for many years, we’re working very closely with Red Bull and the team for the Valkyrie, so there’s a certain logic to it.”

Even though the Valkyrie will be powered by a Cosworth V-12, as Wood noted, the company’s affiliation with the energy drink brand’s F1 operation actually is as old as the team itself. When Red Bull entered F1 in 2005, it did so with Cosworth power unit.

A potential tie in between Aston, Cosworth and Red Bull admittedly would fit perfectly into Liberty Media’s vision for the sport. The new owners hope the 2021 technical regulations will make it possible for independent engine manufacturers to compete with the likes of Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari, whose development budgets are massive.

“As companies, we’ve all grown up competing with one another in many respects, but I think we all recognize it’s probably in everyone’s interests and probably no single individual is going to be able to do it on their own,” Wood said.

Despite Cosworth’s level of interest, it claims it would be able to develop a power unit for 2022 at the earliest, due to the staffing and machining required for such an undertaking. Cosworth which last supplied engines in 2012, has a total of 176 wins in F1, second only to Ferrari.

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