European is the name of a company of air cargo founded by Australian the Paul Stoddart, which was also the owner of the stable of Formule 1 Minardi. For this reason, European was also known in the world of the automobile race as sponsor of Minardi, having in particular renamed of its name the engine V10 F1 Ford Cosworth Zetec-R 1998 of Minardi of 2001.
European Formulates 1 of themIn 2000, Gabriele Rumi, owner of the manufacture of Fondmetal rims, which had already begun in F1 with the beginning of the year 1990 with its stable Fondmetal, repurchases the stable of Formula 1 Minardi with its compatriot Giancarlo Minardi and motorizes the M02 news by an engine Ford Cosworth Zetec-R rebadgé " Fondmetal". This Fondmetal 2000 (Zetec R 1998 of it makes which motorized the single-seaters Stewart Grand Prix of this year, as well as Minardi of 1999) never made it possible Minardi to be extracted from the bottom of the starting grid. With died of Rumi, in 2001, the Minardi stable is repurchased by Paul Stoddart. The new PS01, initially conceived to accommodate V10 Supertec ex- Renault preserves finally the old engine Cosworth which is then European badge, of the name of the company of air cargo of Stoddart.
In 33 departures (1 only single-seater qualified with the GP of Great Britain), the engine “European” forever allowed Minardi to mark the least point, the best result taken down being one 9th place obtained twice by Tarso Marks. In 2002, Paul Stoddart gives up finally this engine exceeded for V10 Asiatech (ex- Peugeot).
- 10 cylinders out of V with 72°.
- Rolled: 2.998 Cm3
- Power: 790 ch
- driving Mode: 16.200 turns/min
- Weight: 124 kg
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