Hyundai to power Prodrive entry?

F1 paddock speculation is that the 12th F1 team, rumored to be Dave Richard's Prodrive team, will be powered by South Korean car giant Hyundai. Could Hyundai build a competitive F1 engine? It will take them at least five years to get it right, but instead could contract with someone like Cosworth, who may lose their Williams deal if Williams switches to Toyota in 2007 as rumors suggest. Cosworth desperately needs a manufacturer to badge their engine as it is difficult to continue to beat the car giants without deep pockets behind them. The fact that the small company has produced a faster V8 than all the car giants has to be a major embarrassment in Japan and Germany.

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