F1 » FIA confirms final F1 2010 entry list


Governing body the FIA has published the full, final entry list for the F1 2010 World Championship - revealing the fate of USF1 and Stefan GP...

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fellainishair - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 10:24 AM

Common sense prevails - I for one am delighted that Stefan have been left off the entry list. They showed themselves to be unprofessional and lacking class with their comments and way of approaching F1. If they are serious (and they genuinely have the facilities and capital to keep Cologne running/relocate to Serbia and build their own car, which I doubt) then they will enter in 2011. Somehow, I think we've seen the back of them though.

Bo Duke - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 10:27 AM

What I can't understand is why Stefan GP aren't allowed to race, but BMW Sauber (no disrespect to them) are. BMW and Toyota both withdrew from F1 and Suber was granted an entry without going through the FIA entry process! Surely Stefan should of been too??

fellainishiar - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 10:33 AM

@Bo Duke

Toyota withdrew before BMW - BMW therefore retained a spot for 2010 whereas Toyota did not. Stefan applied but did not get the spot. As I have consistently pointed out, the fact that Stefan were going to be running Nakajima (one can only assume for sponsorship money or a hand-out from Toyota) suggests they weren't exactly awash with money. Their website equally, reeks of 'cheap, two-bit outfit'.

As Mark Webber has said, we need quality, not quantity in F1 and there is no NEED for a team to replace USF1, especially one with as many question marks hanging over it as Stefan. Depending on how HRT perform - the FIA may (just) have got the balance right.

TestingTimes - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 10:40 AM

I think this is a crazy waste not allowing Stepan GP onto the grid for 2010. They have made all the hard work paid the money and got the chassis yet get overlooked even in the face of USF1 failing.
There is room for another team, What is stopping them?
Principle?

Pot Kettle.....

Bo Duke - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 10:47 AM

@fellainshiar

BMW didn't sign up for 2010, so it looks as if one rule for one, one rule for another. I can't understand why they were automatically accepted.

I agree with the not making the numbers up, but surely Stefan GP using the Toyota designed car would be a lot more competitive than the likes of HRT, Lotus and Virgin, albeit the latter have done a reasonable job thus far.

Martin - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 10:55 AM

The most sensible would be to allow Stefan to test, and allow them to enter from Barcelona onwards if the car proves reliable and fast enough. With a car that was already under development from a big team, they could probably be at least as strong as Virgin and Lotus immediately. Needing a contract to simply use Bridgestone tyres to test smacks of a closed-shop mentality.

Taz

March 04, 2010 11:03 AM

@Lucifer

They tried but windy and Anderson ko'd any merger despite Hurley been keen, yet another c0ckup by that pair.

They went about it in the wrong way, taking the FIA to court and then releasing the press statement they did last week put a nail in their coffin. Having Mike Coughlan was never going to help matters, USF1 dragging things out was perhaps on purpose to ensure it was to late for the FIA to let Stefan in but Ferrari wouldn't have allowed it anyway.


tim - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 11:07 AM

this clearly shows how incompetent the sport is...why is that Campos have gained an entry yet not even completed or tested their car! Once again the sport shows how corrupt and arrogant it is, shame on you FIA as once again you destroy the image of the sport!

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