peroa, I meant Ross Brawn has only been doing it for one year in the sense that he has only been a team owner and principal. I'm well away that he was a part of the so-called "Holy Trinity" at Ferrari with Schumacher and someone else whose name escapes me right now.
Not so. 'Equalization' means that all other engines will be crippled to meet the power output of Cosworth. And Cosworth are now free to design a motor that may be a bit short on peak power, but has better driveability and average power.
I seriously doubt the Cosworth engines were three and four seconds a lap off the pace as originall rumoured. Cosworth have a name to protect, and they'd know that and engine that bad would utterly destroy their reputation. They'd sooner back out of the arrangement than ship it. Likewise, the FIA is pinning the future of the sport on the intorduction of new teams. If those teams ran such a poor engine, they'd likely fold very quickly and it would be very difficult to get new teams into the game. It's in the FIA's interests to make sure the engines are of good quality.
No, I suspect the rumour started in the wake of the claims that the FIA had forced new teams into using the engines, and that it was started because people wanted something else to whine about.