Cosworth's general manager Mark Gallagher declared himself very satisfied with the performance of the company's engines on its return to Formula 1.
Four Cosworth-powered cars made it to the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, with Rubens Barrichello scoring a point for 10th in the Williams. Teammate Nico Hulkenberg finished in 14th place, while the Cosworth-engined Lotus cars of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli were classified in 15th and 17th, respectively.
"After the many months of work developing and implementing our return as an engine supplier to Formula 1 it was good to finally get the racing under way," said Gallagher, whose company had not been in F1 since the end of the 2006 season. It was satisfying to see all four of our teams in action and to witness the three new teams enjoy their Formula 1 debuts.
"From an engine performance point of view, I think we can be very satisfied with the performance of the CA2010 in Bahrain with both Williams drivers finishing the race with Rubens picking up a championship point for 10th."
Gallagher said Cosworth had received positive feedback from its customer teams and drivers.
"We have spoken with our technical counterparts in each of the teams on a regular basis to ensure that we are meeting our targets and objectives," he added. "I have also spoken to several of the drivers who have given us positive and constructive feedback on the CA2010's performance and driveability.
"We have accumulated a lot of track data from Bahrain, a circuit that is quite demanding on the engine, and this will be thoroughly examined and analyzed by our team of engineers back in Northampton. Overall, it has been a solid start to Cosworth's 2010 season, in terms of engine performance and reliability."