March of the names

Thanks to the potential cost cap for F1 next season, a raft of new teams have applied to appear on the 2010 grid – including some blasts from the past.

March haven’t been involved in motorsport since 1993, but the name still exists as a non-trading registered company (owned by Swindon Town football club chairman Andrew Fitton) and they’ve applied to join F1 next year.

They’re keeping schtum on details, though.

Along with March, Brabham have today confirmed that they too have made an application to the FIA.

Owned by German businessman Franz Hilmer – who bought the assets to Super Aguri after they went pop in 2008 – Brabham are hoping to roll onto next year’s grid.

But this has got us thinking about which other teams we’d like to reappear.

How about Tyrell (pictured)? Or Wolf?

Personally, I want Hesketh to come back. Driven by Colin Farrell and The Stig.

Who do you want to see return?

With Max Mosley saying to Swiss mag Motorsport Aktuell today that he told all of the FOTA teams, “If you want to draw up your own rules, then you can organise your own championship,” you might be in with a shout.

Hell, you might even want to apply to race under one of your favoured old names yourself. It seems anything is possible at the moment.

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The manufacturer teams have interests too divergent to be real racing teams, and lack true commitment to the sport. Ferrari, BMW, Renault, and Toyota are enough as it is. Worst of all, FIA/Ferrari collusion has marked the nadir of fair competition. To regain its sporting credentials, F1 needs more teams like Williams devoted to competition. The only returning names I’d like to see are attached to committed racing outfits. My pick then: the as-yet unmentioned BRM.

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F1 will be gone within 3 years i think. forcing Ferrari out will kill off the sport which once was the mechanical, electronic and driver force of motor sport.

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its all a load of junk. get good names who are committed. if they really want to make the sport popular why doesnt mosley flog ecclestone to reduce the fees he takes from the race track owners making the tickets ridiculously expensive. i remember spending 300 pounds for tickets on the last corner of silverstone a few years back. guess us fans are not affected by the recesion according to max factor mosley

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Tyrrell is currently Brawn GP.

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Indeed like Sauber=BMW and like Minardi=Torro Rosso and like Stewart=Red Bull and like Benetton (or even Toleman)=Renault. What an heritage F1 has. One shouldn’t alow the FIA to ruin it!
btw@25, Mosley was involved in March indeed.

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LOTUS AND ALFA WOULD BE GREAT IN F1 NOW THAT ASTON MARTINS GOING TO JOIN IN 2012. 2012 WOULD BE THE SEASON TO WATCH. SO I WANT LOTUS AND ALFA ROMEO TO GO BACK INTO F1 AND BUGATTI WOULD ALSO BE GOOD….

BUT FOR THE MOMENT I SUPPORT MCLAREN!!!

BYE

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Lotus anyone? Bring back the glory days of dark green and yellow!

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More cars = more competition = more competitive drivers
=
MORE CRASHES!!!!!:)

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F1 is the Champions League of Motorsport. If you watch 2c crashes take a look at F3 or whatever.

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If F-1 becomes that cheap, i ll probably send my son to it, with a pedal -powered Cart, but i won t pay Mr. Bernie-MacMosley their royality fees.
Seriously, i think, those two just want more money, that s why they “Invite” more teams. All the money put into more teams now won t make F1 cheaper. Hence they get more money, and save none.The pilot licences have been cut in price, so now they just ask for more drivers, clever indeed. But not clever enough to fool me.
Anyway.I want Mugen back again with Honda, And Lotus (back in Black please)=). And Renault should partner up with ELF again. But the equasion More Drivers= More competition doesn t fit.
Remember Minardi? the poor-house of F-1 never had a chance,caused a lot of crashes, but never won. And yet, they were on the track for quite some time.(its called determination) The new teams will enter just to try it out, and once they fulfilled their contracts,pull out again.It will be nothing more than a marketing stunt for their Sponsors.
The qualifying how it is at the moment, is, what makes F1 this boring. Now, all cars are lined up properly, Fastest first, etc.Thats why there is not that much overtaking anymore.In the glory days,when it was:”you got 2×30 min.Make the best out of it”, the fastest car could still have started in the Midfield, just because it had traffic on his fast lap. And then they had to fight hard to get to P1 again.Not so today, where every 20 minutes 5 foul out.And on the last stint 10 cars share a 5 km track.
The only way to get an intense Race like in the 80s, you d have to put the slowest one on pole position. =P But since overtaking might be dangerous, they will try to avoid it. God, i hate the direction, this is taking.

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The problem with being nostalgic and wishing former teams to return to the grid is that they will be in name only. No actual relation to their former days in F1. Personally I would hate to see Lotus return if they are not Lotus themselves, in the same way I don’t want Aston in F1 unless it’s designed and built by Aston engineers in an Aston factory.

However, for the sake of the article, Lotus every time.

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Agree partly but the fastest driver should be on pole. Just run Q3 on low fuel to get a clear picture!

F1 is about to be devaluated to GP2 or even f3 level.

There are the biggest carmakers on the grid and still it looks like the FIA can rule the world, unbelievable!

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Super Aguri, lotus, Bentley, Audi, and Jaguar, though id prefer if Bentley and Jaguar were in British hands if they raced. bringing back British racing green properly and reviving that old blower Bentley and Audi competition. somthing to get excited about…

I am liking the TopGear and Stig team proposed (post 6, i wouldnt complain about licence fee then.

as for alfa as sexy as their F1 cars would be their fiat and thus ferrari.

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Brabham and Lotus would be cool to see again.

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top end, hifi ,F1 i,m sorry i just want the best and the fastest cars on the planet racing ,i dont think that wil ha,ppen in the future !

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i know VOLVO with engines from koigsegggseseesgeieg! they are swedish to

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if F1 gets that cheap fiat wil send an alfa team ferrari team and a fiat team, and save som money in the end. maybe

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No one has mentioned Cooper or vanwall or copersucar (i know they would all be in name only but everyone like a little nostalgia)
& bring back a 6 wheel Tyrell (interesting pit stops)

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Whoa, I’m sorry. Using the Brabham name without Sir Jack’s approval is a bit of a disgrace. The man is F1 Royalty.

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I want Ferrari, McLaren, Toyota and BMW to stay and Lotus, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Ford, Holden, Porsche and Koenigsegg to join . But keep the same drivers. Imagine Button at Corvette and Vettel at Koenigsegg!

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