The possible return to the F1 scene of the British engine specialist Cosworth was reportedly facilitated by a deal brokered between Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone.

The possible return to the F1 scene of the British engine specialist Cosworth was reportedly facilitated by a deal brokered between Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone.

It has emerged in recent days that USF1/USGPE - the prospective American team entry for 2010 - is seriously considering using the homologated Cosworth V8 engine from next year.

At the end of last year, Cosworth won an FIA tender to supply a low-cost engine and transmission package in 2010.

To guarantee Cosworth's ability to finance the project, it was necessary for FIA president Mosley to garner the support of F1 chief executive Ecclestone.

To do this, it is reported by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport that Mosley - keen for the Cosworth proposal to work in order to reduce F1's reliance on car manufacturers - decided to fully back Ecclestone's proposal for the 'winner takes all'-style scoring system.

In return for the FIA's support, Ecclestone promised to guarantee the viability of the Cosworth deal.

 

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