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JUNE 12, 2009

The FIA entry list

The FIA has published its entry list for the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship and rather than going all out for bust, FIA President Max Mosley has given the eight FOTA teams another week in which to reach a settlement. The new teams named as having entries are Campos Grand Prix, Manor Grand Prix and Team USF1. All three will use Cosworth engines. The FIA says that other teams are still having their entries scrutinised. The list includes 13 teams, which means that an additional slot has been created.

The listing of the teams is interesting in that Ferrari and the two Red Bull teams are included as solid entries, along with Williams and Force India. The three teams are however listed against their will, on the basis that they have made commitments for 2010, a situation which the FIA says dates back to 2005 when Ferrari did a deal until 2012 with the FIA and FOM. The terms of these deals are all different and Ferrari (at least) is already saying that it is not bound by it. The Red Bull situation is also going to be interesting because the Austrian company believes that it was given certain assurances about teams sharing chassis - and thus went ahead with two teams.

McLaren, BMW, Renault, Toyota and Brawn are listed provisionally, based on the new deadline.

The entry list published is as follows:

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Red Bull Racing

AT&T Williams

Force India F1

Campos Grand Prix (Cosworth)

Manor Grand Prix (Cosworth)

Team USF1 (Cosworth)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

BMW Sauber

Renault F1

Panasonic Toyota Racing

Brawn GP

The five last-named teams have submitted conditional entries which must be confirmed by close of business on Friday June 19. The maximum number of entries has been increased to 26. Other new teams remain under scrutiny.