FIA release 2010 entry list
Rebel teams risk trouble

Following long discussions with FOTA teams, FIA have finally submitted the entry list for the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship.

The following 13 teams will be on the grid next year, thought the teams with an asterisk have only submitted provisional entries and have been told to fully commit by next Friday. If they don't, the likes of Brawn, BMW, Toyota, Renault and McLaren risk being left out.

SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO
RED BULL RACING
AT&T WILLIAMS
FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM
CAMPOS GRAND PRIX
MANOR GRAND PRIX
TEAM US F1

VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES*
BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM*
RENAULT F1 TEAM*
PANASONIC TOYOTA RACING*
BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM*

Of the current teams, Williams and Force India are the only ones fully committed for 2010, while Ferrari, Red Bull and Toro Rosso have been forced to enter through contractual obligations with the FIA. It is believed these three teams will protest against the entry list, as they still uphold the same conditions the rest of the current FOTA outfits have put out regarding FIA's cost-cutting proposals for 2010 and beyond.

The objecting teams have been told by the FIA to fully commit to unconditional entries by 19 June, at risk of being left off the grid for next year.

Meanwhile, the three brand-new F1 teams are Campos, Manor and USF1. Especially current F3 team Manor, lead by John Booth and Nick Wirth, is a surprise to many. It is interesting to note that all three newcomers will use engines built by Cosworth, which returns to Formula 1.

In case any of the current rebel teams fail to lodge their definitive entry by next Friday, some of the other new entries, including Prodrive Aston Martin, Lola, Epsilon Euskadi and Team Lotus, are still considered as a potential replacement.


Filip Cleeren




Written: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:09:11

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