Unsuccessful F1 2010 applicant N.Technology - going under the name of MSC - has definitively failed in its effort to gain legal redress against the FIA for what it had claimed was a 'highly questionable' selection process for the extra available slots on next year's starting grid, the governing body has confirmed.

'The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has upheld the FIA's selection procedure for new teams in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship,' read a statement released by the governing body, 'and rejected a legal action filed by UK company MSC, one of the unsuccessful candidates. The court rejected all points raised by MSC, and ordered the company to pay the FIA's legal costs.

'MSC was one of 15 new organisations to submit an application to compete in the championship in 2010. The FIA's selection procedure involved a thorough due diligence process on all applications, with the assistance of financial auditors Deloitte & Touche and other technical experts.'

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