N.Technology has failed in its bid to gain legal redress against the FIA for what it had claimed was a 'highly questionable' selection process for the new team slots available on the F1 2010 starting grid.

The Italian-based former FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race-winning outfit - which has in the past run cars for tin-top greats Fabrizio Giovanardi, Gabriele Tarquini, Augusto Farfus and James Thompson - took the sport's governing body to court after its entry application for next year's world championship was rejected back in the summer.

However, following a hearing in Paris' Tribunal de Grande Instance, motorsport.com reports that the case has been thrown out.