F1 » No new teams for F1 2011, FIA reveals

After examining the entry bids of F1 2011 hopefuls Villeneuve Racing, Stefan GP and Epsilon Euskadi, the sport's governing body the FIA has announced that there will be no new teams joining the grand prix grid next season

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JohnnyF1 - Unregistered

September 08, 2010 3:13 PM

Shame about this. I reckon this decision is a symptom of the new Todt era, he always seemed a bit anti the small teams when at Ferrari.
I reckon Epsilon Euskadi could have done a good job, or at least they should have been given the chance to try.
Or maybe the FIA are wanting to keep the 13th slot available for a manfacturer team waiting in the wings? VW in 2013?


September 08, 2010 3:32 PM

johnny. unlikely. 14 teams are in fact allowed, and further vw have said that IF they ever considered f1, it would be as an engine supplier only.

but epsilion have already done work, but i dont know about villeneuve. so some people may have lost a lot of money. of course, lola, etc, also lost money a year ago too.

marc - Unregistered

September 08, 2010 4:12 PM

Seems to me before the FIA punish ferrari for making a mockery of the sport they would do well to get the own house in order ! Lead by example and all that !


September 08, 2010 5:03 PM

Why the hell are there licenses to compete? Why not just let whoever the hell wants to race at a weekend present themselves on Thursday and see if they meet the safety requirements?

What a load of crap.

Joe - Unregistered

September 08, 2010 5:39 PM

Best choice they could have made. It's already 2 months or so later than they picked teams last year, and that didn't work out so well. Give them more time to work on their cars, and pick a team for 2012 early next year.

Shoveler - Unregistered

September 08, 2010 6:19 PM

Agreed, show up on a weekend to qualify, meet the safety standards and a 107% or similar rule and you should be good to race. In the late 80s and early 90s there were 35+ cars competing for 26 grid spots. When it got hectic, they started pre-qualifying sessions to reduce the field to 30 before actual qualifying.

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