MF1 could lose Toyota power

(GMMf1NET) Midland's MF1 team could lose Toyota power at the end of this year.

It is well-known speculation in F1 circles that Williams is eyeing the affections of the Japanese outfit, for a sort of 'semi works' pairing in 2007 and beyond.

''You have to ask Toyota about this,'' said Midland's team principal Colin Kolles last week, when asked about the Williams gossip.

''At the moment we are bound together even more than last year, so for me there is no issue.''

Williams' co-owner and engineering boss Patrick Head, however, has mused that the team's current arrangement – a Cosworth engine that comes at a cost – is not ideal.

''Our mechanism for raising money is the same as everyone else,'' the Briton told, referring to private sponsorship, ''so that isn't a position that can continue into the future.''

Head said: ''We are looking at all the possibilities for making sure we have a good engine into the future.''

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