NASCAR & Auto Racing

Spec engines in F1? FIA's Mosley wants a common package

PARIS - FIA president Max Mosley favors the introduction of a common engine across the board for Formula One race cars.

He told a French newspaper Wednesday that the measure would help put a lid on the sport's exploding costs. Mosley also said development of a common engine would help make F1 research more applicable to ordinary automobiles.

Mosley has called on teams to work together to create common suspensions, tires and gear boxes.

In an interview in sports daily L'Equipe, Mosley said the main challenges facing F1 are rising costs and public awareness of environmental problems.

The report quoted him as calling teams' investment in technology development "irrational."