FIA Names F1 2010 Entry List – US Entry Confirmed

by F1Fan on June 12, 2009

In spite of the split with FOTA (Formula One Teams Association) over the proposed regulations for the 2010 F1 Championship today the FIA announced confirmed entries for the 2010 season which includes all of the FOTA Teams.

TEAM CONSTRUCTOR
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*
FERRARI
STR, TBA
RED BULL RACING, TBA
WILLIAMS TOYOTA
FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
CAMPOS COSWORTH
MANOR COSWORTH
TEAM US F1 COSWORTH
McLAREN MERCEDES
BMW SAUBER
RENAULT
TOYOTA
BRAWN, TBA

Conditional Entry – Ferrari Disputes Entry

The FIA noted that only 5 of the teams had submitted conditional entries (* in table above) and that the FIA has invited these teams to lift those conditions upon further discussions to be concluded no later that close of business June 19, 2009. Interestingly Red Bull Racing , Torro Rosso and Ferrari are not mentioned as conditional entry’s. Ferrari has already disputed the implication that it has submitted a confirmed entry and has stated that it will not participate in 2010 under the current FIA imposed regulations. Red Bull Racing and Torro Rosso both owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull have  yet to comment.

3 New Teams Confirmed

Out of the more than 10 potential new teams the FIA has confirmed, Manor Grand Prix, USF1 and Campos Grand Prix as participants in the 2010 F1 season interestingly all of these teams will be using the same Engine manufacturer.

Cosworth Returns to Formula One

After a 3 year hiatus Cosworh away from F1, will supply motors to the 3 new Teams. Cosworth last participates during the 2006 season. Cosworth brings with it a great history of success in Formula One being the most winning Engine Manuafacturer of all time, however in its last season their engines had reliability problems lets hope that the new engine for 2010 returns to Cosworth name back to prominence once again.

So Is Everything Now Settled?

No, not by a long shot I’d say although the FIA have definitely offered an olive branch to FOTA accepting their entries, while still keeping its options open and continuing due diligence on some the teams that are not yet confirmed. Reading between the lines you can see the lawyers on both sides protecting their party’s legal positions in case the continuing Cost Reduction discussions do net get resolved . Lets hope for all concerned that that is not the case.

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