Cosworth Would Need a Partner for F1 Return

Plus GM's self-driving concept, Despain's retirement, and more.

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Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.


Cosworth Return?

If you're hoping for Cosworth-badged engine to return to F1, you might be waiting a long time. According to a report in Motorsport, if it were to return to F1, likely thanks to the huge expense of F1's highly technical power units. However, we wouldn't rule out a return.

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Cosworth would be a perfect partner for some of the perspective manufacturers that are looking at entering the series in 2020. Manufacturers like Aston Martin, particularly because Cosworth is involved in the engine program for Aston's Valkyrie hypercar. Stay tuned.

GM's Driverless Car

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GM just unveiled a driverless car, . Essentially a Bolt without a teering wheel, the Cruise AV was developed by GM's autonomous unit, Cruise Automation. This is the fourth generation of GM's driverless tech, though GM has filed for numerous waivers to allow testing of the Cruise on public roads.

Despain's Retirement

He has one of the most recognizable voices in all of motorsports broadcasting, but now he's calling it quits. Dave Despain's four-decade career will come to an end after this weekend's Chili Bowl broadcast.

Stop Driving Your Ranger

If you're an owner of one of the , stop driving it and get it fixed. These cars may be equipped with Takata's deadly airbags that can shoot shrapnel when detonated.

Get them fixed.

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