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FIA publishes F1 2010 entry list

F1 governing body the FIA has published the official 2010 entry list - and Manor Grand Prix does not appear as Manor Grand Prix...
The FIA has published the entry list of teams that will contest the 2010 F1 World Championship – and given away a poorly-concealed paddock secret into the bargain.

In the absence of a resolution in the ongoing Toyota/Sauber situation – with the former remaining 'formally bound by the Concorde Agreement to put forward a team for participation, though it has indicated that it will not be in a position to do so' and the latter waiting in the wings following last week's sale by BMW – there are twelve teams and 24 cars on the list.

The governing body states that 'an announcement will be made regarding [the 13th entry] in due course', but perhaps even more interesting is the revelation that Manor Grand Prix is listed under the name of Virgin Racing, seemingly confirming the widely-held belief that billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Group is to come on-board the Sheffield-based, John Booth-led outfit as a title sponsor and rename the team in its own image – a significantly greater involvement than it had with double 2009 F1 World Champions Brawn GP.

What's more, the fact that debutant Bruno Senna – nephew of legendary three-time world champion Ayrton Senna – appears as car number 21 rather than 20 possibly hints that Campos Meta 1 is seeking a more experienced hand to occupy its leading cockpit. Curiously, the Spanish operation is also the only one of the 2010 newcomers without Cosworth marked down as its engine-supplier.


The full F1 2010 entry list is as follows:

1 Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes
2 Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes
3 Nico Rosberg Brawn GP Formula One Team* Brawn Mercedes-Benz
4 TBA Brawn GP Formula One Team* Brawn Mercedes-Benz
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing Renault
6 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing Renault
7 Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari
8 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari
9 Rubens Barrichello AT&T Williams Williams-Cosworth
10 Nico Hülkenberg AT&T Williams Williams-Cosworth
11 Robert Kubica Renault F1 Team Renault
12 TBA Renault F1 Team Renault
14 Adrian Sutil Force India F1 Team Force India Mercedes
15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India F1 Team Force India Mercedes
16 Sébastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso STR-Ferrari
17 TBA Scuderia Toro Rosso STR-Ferrari
18 TBA Lotus F1 Racing Lotus Cosworth
19 TBA Lotus F1 Racing Lotus Cosworth
20 TBA Campos Meta 1 Campos Dallara
21 Bruno Senna Campos Meta 1 Campos Dallara
22 TBA USF1 Team USF1 Cosworth
23 TBA USF1 Team USF1 Cosworth
24 Timo Glock Virgin Racing Virgin Cosworth
25 TBA Virgin Racing Virgin Cosworth

* This team has indicated its intention to change its team name to Mercedes Grand Prix prior to the start of the 2010 season




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LuZZifer - Unregistered

November 30, 2009 8:47 PM

why doesn't toyota sell their grid spot to Sauber for a $1, pound or Euro? It would save Toyota from a Financial penalty as they had ensured a team for their slot and it gets Sauber on the grid. No harm, no foul. I think I would have gone down this road as an opportunity first and bowed out as a last resort to try to ensure fulfilment of the contract or at least try to pass on the responsibility to another party or team.



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