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Which 'new' team most deserves place on F1 grid?

The FIA's announcement of an optional £40 million budget cap for Formula 1 from 2010 onwards may have provoked the ire of current teams and manufacturers, with many threatening a pull-out from the sport should it not be altered – but it has also prompted a flurry of interest from potential newcomers eager to take advantage of the top flight's new 'low-cost' era.

Though some bids appear to be somewhat more genuine or credible than others, it is clear that there will be some fierce competition for the three available extra slots on the 2010 starting grid – or perhaps more if any of the current competitors do indeed go ahead with their menace of withdrawal.

That being the case, many of the hopefuls are likely to be disappointed when the governing body publishes its definitive entry list for next season on 12 June – but who do you think is most capable and most deserving of a place in the F1 paddock?

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(L to R): Andrew Green (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Technical Director; Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team; Robert Fernley (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Deputy Team Principal, and the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner with Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team.
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(L to R): David Croft (GBR) Sky Sports Commentator with Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team.
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(L to R): Alfonso Celis Jr (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Development Driver; Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; Alfonso Celis Jr (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 Development Driver, with the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team, with the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 with team mate Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team and the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team unveil the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team unveil the Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
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(L to R): Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team with Otmar Szafnauer (USA) Sahara Force India F1 Chief Operating Officer.
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Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team.
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Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner.
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Andrew Green (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Technical Director.
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(L to R): David Croft (GBR) Sky Sports Commentator; Natalie Pinkham (GBR) Sky Sports Presenter; Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner; Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1; Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team; Otmar Szafnauer (USA) Sahara Force India F1 Chief Operating Officer; Andrew Green (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Technical Director.
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(L to R): Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 with Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India F1 Team Owner and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 Team.
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Mosleyssorebuttocks - Unregistered

May 17, 2009 2:23 AM

In my opinion, the most worthy candidates would be teams from junior formulae wanting to progress to the "big time". These teams are the lifeblood of motorsport and have no agenda or road cars to sell,they just want to go racing which is surely what it's all about.F1 has been a closed shop for too long,the last independant junior team to succesfully progress being Jordan 18 years ago.Many well run teams have produced very tidy packages but been short lived due to the stupid amounts of money needed.(remember Simtec,Pacific,Forti ?)These teams were accessible and brought a sense of reality to F1 as opposed to the ridiculous posturing of the unlimited budget teams. Can't wait for prequalifying!

Ruaraidh mackay

May 15, 2009 5:49 PM

Since USGPE already stated an interest and effectively is well ahead. I didn't vote for them. I voted who I'd like to see and that's Prodrive (Not Aston martin, I'd hate to see them in) I'd also like to see Lola. Why is Super Aguri in there? They stated that it wasn't going to happen, it wasn't even possible for them.



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