2010 F1 grid

lewis_monacoThe FIA has announced the 2010 F1 entry list… and McLaren, Brawn and Prodrive aren’t on it. Quite. Well, they are. Sort of. But not exactly.

Here’s how it works. Of the current teams, only Ferrari, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Willians and Force India have been granted entries, with new teams Campos, Manor and Team US F1 also included.

There’s no place yet for Brawn, McLaren, Renault, BMW and Toyota, who have all be told to lift the conditions on their entry by Friday June 19 or risk being left off the grid next year.

If they refuse to submit unconditional entries within a week – or at least come to an agreement with the FIA over next year’s regulations – that could make space for one of the other seven ‘new’ teams, which include Team Lotus, March, Lola… and Prodrive, the team run by Dave Richard which could become Aston Martin by 2011.

At this stage, that looks unlikely – it would seem that there’s plenty more negotiations to go on between FOTA and the FIA before the 2010 regulations are set in stone – and the FIA is not keen to have a grid of more than 26 cars.

So, assuming we’re limited to 13 teams, what’s the ideal outcome here, Sunday Afternoonerers? Of the teams yet to be granted an entry, would you ditch any of them to make way for Prodrive? Or March?

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my solution would be: Dismiss all the teams who have points less than given X by the end of the season and let’s give some place for the newcomers. Would needs to face some changes from time to time…

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I think it would be a shame to lose some of the big teams,such as ferrari and Mclaren.Thats my opinion anyway.

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Unless more teams start to challenge brawn GP,its going to be a cakewalk for them

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Renault can bugger off.

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There is simple facts

. F1 are making the sport a waste of time

. Brawn F1 will not get dropped also as Button And Barrichelo are major competiters now.

.If they drop teams like Ferrari,Mclaren,Brawn and Renault they will loose major money from ticket sales

SO BASICALLY KEEP EVERY ONE AND STOP BENDING THE RULES!!

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F1 NEEDS FERRARI

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Why do we care about any of this? The rules always change, there’s always controversy, there are always last minute deals and there’s always a certain healthy amount of backstabbing going on in the background. Let’s face it, it’s gone a bit boring this year not because of FIA, FOTA, Mosley, Ecclestone or the so called trick diffuser controversy but because two of the top teams (McLaren and Ferrari) produced piss poor cars, opinions voiced by none other than their own pilots. The thing to do is to just wait and see if these teams are capable of addressing their own issues before pointing the finger at somebody else.

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The major rule changes for this year brought the regular teams in trouble. They worked following the FIA rulebook and came out nowhere, this is no coincident.

The teams who win now ignored the FIA rules (no KERS, diffuser). No wonder the regulars are sick and tired of the FIA! Ugly cars, boring races and a white team without sponsors winning races, Brawn designed the best chassis with Honda money but they were already working on it for ages while the top 3 was still trying to fix the \’08 season, which was the best ever seen, why this bloody rule changes anyway???

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If they win this year, I doubt Brawn will be allowed to go, not sure about the others. I\’d like to see McLaren back in 2010, but the way things are going, I\’m not so sure they will be…

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It would be a lot better to get the cars equal at the beggining of a f1 season,and then it would be down to the skill of the drivers and the progress of the cars.That would make it be a lot more exciting

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Formula One for me – this is Ferrari, McLaren, Renault and BMW.
Championship with new teams Prodrive, USF1, Campos Meta, Lotus, Superfund, Brabham and other “great teams” interested only for Max Mosley.

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I’m from Norfolk so i’m obviously supporting lotus’ move into F over all the overs even aston.

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*F1

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Why did they pick USF1 over Lola, Prodrive, and Lotus?
They all have motor racing experience! You can’t say USF1 would be better than Lotus! They invented the aerofoil in motor racing almost 40 years ago! Maybe they could bring another innovation to the sport

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