Williams F1 today confirmed that it has agreed to supply Hispania Racing F1 Team with its proprietary gearbox technology.

The arrangement will commence to support Hispania Racing’s 2011 programme and will extend for the lifecycle of the current Cosworth engine technology.

Williams F1’s CEO, Alex Burns said, “This is a logical partnership given Williams and Hispania’s mutual relationship with Cosworth. Our gearbox technology has consistently proven itself as both competitive and reliable, and hence this agreement will be a positive development for both organisations.”

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team Principal, Colin Kolles said, “This technical partnership is a significant step forward for Hispania Racing HRT F1 Team to improve its performance. We are very happy to do this with an engineering company and race team like Williams F1 which has an impressive track record and astonishing heritage.”