CART's V10 power plan

The US-based CART series is heading towards an engine rules package to mirror the power units used in Formula 1, according to a story in this week's AUTOSPORT

CART's V10 power plan

CART boss Chris Pook has admitted privately that he favours introducing an engine formula which uses three-litre V10 powerplants when the series' new regulations package comes into effect for 2005.

This would bring Champ Car engine configuration into line with F1. Pook is known to have entered into talks over the past month with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to bring an entente between CART and grand prix racing.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of this weekend's CART race at Sufers Paradise, Australia, Pook admitted that he thinks a closer link with F1 would be good for motorsport.

He said: "If there's a possibility to work out a relationship whereby we can help develop Formula 1 drivers or some of the guys over there on the back end of their careers, they can come and run with us," he said. "I think that would be very positive for motor sports."

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