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FIA re-opens team selection process

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Bram Hengeveld, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    The FIA has re-opened the selection procedure for the final place on the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship entry list, in the wake of BMW's announcement that it is withdrawing from the sport at the end of the year.

    Full article here at Autosport.com
     
  2. Richard Kay

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    I think they could of given Peter Sauber a bit more time to try and save the BMW team and maintain their Concorde Agreement benefits. They gave Honda/Brawn loads of time to sort things out. I know they practically had a car ready at that point but still, I think Sauber deserves a little more time.
     
  3. Mark Birney

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    What do you think? Prodrive? Aston Martin? Lola?
     
  4. Richard Kay

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    I think it may just be Peter Sauber in the end, but at some cost.
     
  5. Brian Duddy

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    BMW will realize before too long, just as Honda did, that it'll cost them a lot more to shutter the team then to give it away... it may not be to Sauber if he keeps badmouthing them in the press, but I would be surprised if anyone other then the former Honda team ends up in that spot (which is, FYI, the 16 and 17 at the moment... ouch!)
     
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