Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has made clear that the FIA can't include the Scuderia
on the entry list for the 2010 Formula One season unless demands made by the Formula One Teams Association are met.
As thing stands, the current teams – Williams and Force India aside – have only lodged conditional entries which are largely dependent on the FIA dropping the proposed budget cap it is keen to implement next year.
With the clock ticking down to the announcement on Friday of those teams to have been selected for the new season, rumours have suggested that the eight FOTA teams would be classed as 'automatic' entries for 2010 but Domenicali again insisted that Ferrari wouldn't be on the list unless the FIA agreed to the demands made by the teams.
“Ferrari's position has not changed,” he said. “Back on 29 May, we put in a conditional entry with the other teams that make up FOTA. Along with this entry, we put forward to the FIA a package of proposals which included among other elements, a significant reduction in costs.
“As always, we will do all we can to find a solution that is acceptable to all parties. If this is not possible, then the FIA will not be able to include Ferrari in the list of teams entered for the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.”
Domenicali was speaking following a FOTA meeting in London on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing entry issue ahead of Friday's FIA announcement.