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I can see little sense in that idea, neither of them are going anywhere except into bankruptcy and out of F1. Under the current rules and regulations new teams have no chance of moving up the grid. They were enticed in by a mandatory Cosworth engine deal and a promise of a budget cap, of course that did not happen and Cosworth are in the process of being sold so the future looks grim. F1 needs big manufacturers like Honda BMW and Toyota who have the sort of budget to do more that survive and as we have seen even that is not enough sometimes. The idea that small teams can come into F1 belongs to the dark ages. Some people are advocating the purchase of last years cars to encourage teams in, I don't believe that is a goer for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps F1 could become a two class series with all cars using the same rules but with the smaller teams in a sort of second class series run at the same time. In the seventies there were upwards of 40-50 cars entered for some races and there w

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