It is believed five teams have indicated they would consider signing up to Max Mosley's offer of a low-cost Cosworth powertrain package in 2010 and beyond.

It is believed five teams have indicated they would consider signing up to Max Mosley's offer of a low-cost Cosworth powertrain package in 2010 and beyond.

As the formula one world reeled with the news that Honda is pulling out of the sport, the FIA president said he needed at least four teams to urgently sign up or the cost - 2m euros plus 5.5m euros per season per team - might increase.

It has been reported that, among presumably the four non-manufacturer backed teams in pitlane, Renault has also expressed interest in taking an inexpensive supply of Cosworth power.

"Since the president's letter last Friday, there has been a very positive response from F1 teams regarding our engine proposals," a spokesman for the governing FIA said.

He would not comment specifically on the suggestion that Renault is among the teams interested in the plans.

Renault also declined to comment.

The issue of engines will be central to the FOTA alliance's meeting with Mosley on Wednesday in Monaco, with Friday's World Motor Sport Council looking to urgently ratify cost-cutting measures.

 

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